What To Do When Self-Care Does Not Work? | Not Your Everyday Self-Care Blog
So I was asked this question during a strategy session with a client: What do you do when self-care doesn't work? This was a great question that lead to an even deeper discussion that I wanted to address here in this blog post. Below is a summary of both her personal realization and my story because believe it or not I've been exactly where she is today. Below is my answer to: What to do when Self-care doesn't work?
If you've done everything that you can:
you're consistently practicing self-care
getting enough sleep at night
drinking enough water
eating plenty of vegetables
watching your stress level
getting positive support
saying your affirmations
reading your word
focusing on your vision
thinking happy thoughts
a part of a local church community
going on vacations
doing a hobby and expressing your creativity
even laughing and going on date nights
If life seems really good but still despite all that something is still missing. You are still lacking the energy and excitement so you think "self-care is not working".
So this is the last thing that I asked her to consider:
What are you spending the most amount of time doing?
For her it was that she worked 10 hour days including the commute.
Then I dove deeper:
Are you doing work that you love? Do you feel on purpose?
The truth of the matter is I don't care how much self-care you do: