This can be such a touchy subject, especially around corporate circles but I’ve got to put it out there…
Nothing makes me edgier than hearing about loving yourself and nothing is more essential to creating a fulfilling life than loving yourself. What a huge pain in the “a”. I’m great at being nice to everyone else but have not always excelled at being nice to myself. However, over the years I’ve learned how essential it is.
So why is it so important? It’s kinda simple (although the implementation can be challenging). When you care about yourself you don’t waste time beating yourself up. You treat yourself with respect and in turn you treat others with respect. When something doesn’t work out right, you adjust and change course without belittling yourself.
Taking care of yourself, takes practice if you’re not used to it. However, it doesn’t mean that you disregard everyone else and only look after yourself. On the contrary, it means you respect the people in your life enough to realize they are perfectly capable of handling their own lives if they are old enough and healthy enough. It means empowering not only yourself but those around you. It also means letting go of control and realizing that you can learn from the people in your life.
What if they’re not healthy enough or old enough to take care of themselves, then what? It means understanding that it’s okay to ask for help! So many times we forget to just ASK for help!
What if you don’t know how to be nice to yourself? Again it’s okay to seek out help! Get a coach, a counselor, book, website, virtual assistant, cleaning person, or whatever you need to make life a little easier.
Just remember this simple rule: If you wouldn’t say it to your beloved pet, your precious child or favorite person on the planet. Don’t say it or even THINK it about yourself because “You’re Awesome”!
Eva Lewandowski MBA, is a certified Life Coach, certified EFT Practitioner, seminar leader, speaker and co-host of a weekly internet radio show “Corporate Talk with Charlie and Eva”. She is also a 30 year veteran of Corporate America as an IT consultant. Using the skills she learned in acting classes, life coaching and EFT certification training as well as her struggle with debilitating stage fright, she created, Stand Up and Be Heard!, a program that teaches professionals how to overcome their fear of the spotlight. She is also the author of “Put on Your Phone Face: Tips and Techniques for teleconferences and conference calls”.