What Did You Do Today?

Today I took a bath. I stopped. All of the hustle, all of the errands, all of the holiday ups and downs. All of my relatives, friends, and family who were visiting or otherwise waited. I put them on hold for a significant person. Me.

I mixed my essential oils with some Epsom salts, I lit some candles, I grabbed a book, put on some soft nature music, I shut the door, and I relaxed. I did not think, I did not plan, I did not speak. I put myself first.  Mr. Burnout will not catch up with me today. No. Today I listened to the captain of my soul. Me. She told me to take a moment. I did not put her off, I did not make excuses, I did not say “perhaps later,” I obeyed the captain, and I am a better person for it. I feel amazing. I granted myself the gift of a pause so that I can continue with the cause!

My friends and family deserve a fully present me. A me that is attentive and hanging on every last word that they are speaking. My clients deserve my undivided attention, and I cannot give them that if I am split emotionally, mentally, and physically.  Today I took a bath. It was glorious!

When was the last time you were actually kind to yourself? Selfish with yourself? When was the last time you said, “right now is for me? I will not feel guilty”? You do not need to make a resolution or shallow promise you will not keep. No need to over-commit yourself either.  I would like to encourage you to gift yourself with a pause. It is not overrated. It is quite necessary and if you practice, guess what? Repetition=Retention. YOu will create a perfect habit that your body and the captain of your soul will thank you for. In the end, you will enjoy the return you get from investing in yourself.

Published by Quackenbush Coaching LLC

Welcome to Quackenbush Coaching; my name is Jewel Quackenbush an experienced Leadership Coach, Trainer, and Speaker. I partner with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their professional and personal development. As a Professional Certified Coach through the International Coaching Federation, I facilitate a blueprint for growth. This collaboration serves my clients and enables them to reach their fullest potential. If we can dream it, and we believe it, we can achieve it! I have extensive experience working in coaching, training, and hospitality industries. I am passionate about assisting organizations and individuals in accomplishing their goals by exploring and honing their powers of creativity, process, and communication so that the path to fulfillment is clear and attainable. I promote transformational, personal and organizational change, business growth, leadership development, talent management, employee engagement, productivity, and communication.

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