While meeting with an amazing person I today during our conversation I found myself asking them, "How are you practicing self-care?" As the words escaped my mouth a giant mirror reflected them right back to me. It was now a question I had to answer for myself ... and struggled to answer in a way that left me confident in my current self-care routine.
As I drove away from the appointment I thought: You are your own best asset. If you're not recharging well you'll run out of steam. You can't run on a dead battery anymore than you can wish your smartphone into being fully charged.
So I find myself curious and asking these questions:
These questions can feel thorny -- they have a tendency to do that. But if I want to carry on in the work I love, I have to pause, adjust, and allow myself to sink into un-productive time (it's where inspiration comes from often for me).