The saying “You can’t pour from an empty cup” has been used in life coaching for many years for good reason.
People have jobs, families, activities to balance and you can only do a great job of this if you keep on top of your own wellbeing and “refill your cup” routinely. It’s not selfish, you’re just no good to anyone burnt out and overwhelmed!
4 Tips To “Refill Your Cup”:
- Get 7-9 hrs of Quality Sleep – Do something relaxing beforehand like take a warm shower or bath, journal what’s been positive for you today, meditate, definitely no phones!
- Make time for an activity you enjoy – Walking, exercise, reading, gardening, 10 mins is enough!
- Stay in touch with friends/loved ones – Call, text, email.
- Drink Water – 8 cups through the day, the last one 2 hrs before you sleep, otherwise 1. won’t be happening!
Now, just imagine for a moment that you have been a carer during this pandemic, how much this would magnify those issues of Burnout and Overwhelm. Juggling all the things you have on your plate plus taking care of someone else's daily needs on top. It can be said that there are only four types of people in this world: People who were once a carer, people who are currently a carer, people who will become a carer and people who will need a carer. A sobering thought!
Carers frequently develop what is called a “Super Hero Mindset” where they think and feel deeply that they should be able to cope, no matter what and it stops them looking for any type of support with what they are struggling with day to day.
I’m talking to us all now when I say beware and “Be Aware” of this Super Hero Mindset. If this is you, ask for support. If you know someone like this, offer support.
The pandemic has rekindled our sense of community, let's keep building on that.
I’m offering a free coaching call on Zoom to any exhausted carer who wants renewed hope for the future and visibility of a clear, achievable roadmap to a more fulfilled and empowered life.
For further details and to speak to Chris:
call: 07973 179982
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Chris Collins Life Coach