Being Mindful of Self-Care In Isolation

Being Mindful of Self-Care In Isolation

Checking in with you is important to us in this time of isolation. We recognize that many families are suffering under the weight of balancing school, work, space and time.

We are here in your inbox today to remind you to take time for yourself.

A healthy you is a more productive, compassionate, patient and loving you. Be mindful of your energy by making it a priority to take care of your mind, body and spirit.

In our Life & Wellness Coach Certification course we talk a lot about setting intention and purpose. So we are reminding you today to be intentional and purposeful about self-care.
                                                                                                                                                                                          How do you take time for yourself in isolation you might be asking?
We put together a few of our favorite self-care tips in case you need a little inspiration.
                                                                                                                                                                                          Self-care tip #1
Ray Dalio, arguably one of the most successful men on the planet, is an American hedge fund manager and philanthropist. He credits the daily practice of meditation for his success. Just imagine what it can do for you. Dalio calls it “giving attention to your soul”. We love that!
                                                                                                                                                                                            Self-care tip #2
Compassion transforms challenging conversations into coaching conversations. Compassion has also been proven to reduce stress, increase transparency and trust, reduce blood pressure and some even say help you live longer! Start with self-compassion to feel connection in place of tension.
                                                                                                                                                                                          Self-care tip #3
Walk. Stretch. Climb stairs. Dance. Just move. Get your joints moving.  Science has done the math. Moving gives perspective, decreases anxiety, gives you energy, reduces stress and gives you time to just be.
                                                                                                                                                                                              Self-care tip #4
According to a Stanford study on well-being, having a social network was the single largest driver of wellness. Belonging, giving and receiving support, companionship and feeling important to someone else is what most enhances wellness. Stay connected by phone, by virtual meet ups, by emails, and texts.
                                                                                                                                                                                         Self-care tip #5 (this is our personal favorite!)
The research is in! And of course we built our brand on it. Insight and discovery are most accessible to us when we break up our routine and try something new. Since our options are limited in isolation, learning something new is the best choice!  Recharge and renew your mind. Learn a new skilldiversify your income and help others to live their best lives. What could be more rewarding?!

Finally, as we wish you a wonderful weekend social distancing, remember our brains cannot chemically distinguish between real danger and imagined danger- neuroscience has confirmed our fight or flight responses are not just “in a moment”, but in fact are a chronic state of future and past worry.

There is much to worry about in a pandemic for sure. For your health and safety, set an intention to spend less time worrying, and more time on self-care.

“There were many terrible things in my life- and most of them never happened.”
– Michel de Montaigne, philosopher of the French Renaissance.

Canada Coach Academy

Canada Coach Academy (CCA) certifies world class coaches. Our mission is to show as many people as possible how to empower others to discover their true potential. We give people the knowledge, network and tools to change the world, one conversation at a time.

Canada Coach Academy is an environmentally aware company. We are committed to minimize the impact of business practices on the environment. This includes efforts to maintain a print free environment – from classrooms to our corporate culture – as well as doing our part to eliminate gas emissions with virtual meeting spaces. Our goal is to have a net positive environmental impact to preserve the beauty and gifts of the earth for future generations. Canada Coach Academy is a proud sponsor of The Nature Conservancy of Canada, creating a legacy for future generations by conserving important natural areas and biological diversity across all regions of Canada.