My two basic philosophies are:
1) keep it simple sweetie
2) do just one new thing. This book will explain the why’s and the what’s and the how’s of these two simple concepts so that you will be able to take yourself from the bottom of your to-do list to the TOP with simple self-care effortlessly, and easily. That, my friend, is my promise to you!
Now, I know what you may be thinking, “How can something so simple actually work?”. Well, stick with me because I am going to show you how. Unfortunately, our society has led us to believe in order to be successful, defined as losing weight, achieving your goals, feeling better, making lots of money or however you define it, we need to deprive ourselves and fight to attain our goal. We are led to believe that is must be hard and painful and miserable. NO! It doesn’t. Self-care should provide you with joy, self-fulfillment, relaxation, relief and NOT deprivation, struggle, and denial. Self-care is about enjoying your life now and making it just a little easier to cope with what you are currently dealing with.
The book is set up in five sections. The first section is a basic introduction to self-care including the definitions of self-care and simple self-care and why I make a big distinction between the two. Section 2 gives you the down and dirty of why self-care is so very important to the quality of our health and lives. You will learn about the negative and serious effects stress can have on your health and well-being. You will also learn what is going on inside your body with each and every stress reaction and how this can impact your future health.
Section 3 is all about the process of finding your one simple self-care. I will walk you through the three steps to get you there. In section 4, we’ll put all the pieces together while working through mental roadblocks you may run into, section 5 gives you tools to help you to stay on track, and finally, section 6 sums it all up. A resource section is also included at the very end.
But, in this day and age with instant access to all kinds of information at our fingertips, we can easily be inundated and overwhelmed. I know I am … frequently! Everyday we receive insane amounts of new information via emails, tweets, texts, instagrams, research, and reports. What information is right for us? Which latest greatest product is best for us? How can I afford all this? What do I really need? Where the hell do I start? I’m drowning in information!! Ack!!
My hope with this book is to show you how to figure out your starting point. You will discover the one simple self-care that will help you embark on your self-care journey. For some reason, we women seem to think that we can not just pick one thing, rather we need to take on two, three or five. The key word for this book is one. The goal is to simplify your search for the catalyst to begin your change and transformation.