You know how to take care of you. You just don’t do it. Right? There are so many reasons why – responsibilities, kids, business, family – there’s no end to the things that demand a piece of your time, a piece of you. It can easily feel like there’s no time left over to take care of yourself, but if you don’t figure it out you know that you’re going to crash eventually. Today’s guest is Rosetta’s friend, Aisha Moore an expert in self-care who teaches busy women like you how to care for themselves first so they can ensure that they have the energy to serve others at home and in their business. What Aisha has to share today could save your life, both figuratively and literally, so be sure you listen.
What IS self-care and why is it important?
When you think of self-care, what comes to mind? Is it a nice manicure or pedicure? Is it time alone, reading a book or enjoying your favorite drink? Those things definitely qualify as self-care but the concept and practice entail so much more than just those acts. Aisha Moore has learned the importance of self-care the hard way, experiencing her own health issues that pushed her to make some clear changes to the way she was living. Her story serves as both an example and an inspiration to women all over the world and you are sure to learn something as you listen to her tell about the transformation that the practice of self-care has had in her life.
Your self-care needs to match what’s going on in your life.
It’s impossible to take care of you by doing the exact things that other people do to take care of themselves. Each person is different and requires different things for the nurturing of their own soul. But there’s also the issue of what’s going on in your life. As the seasons of life come and go you will find that you need different self-care habits than you did before. On this episode, Aisha Moore shares how this phenomenon happens and how you can learn to be flexible and wise in the way you take care of yourself, so be sure you take the time to listen.
You need to practice self-care every day to be your optimal self.
Self-care is not something you should allow to be a hit and miss thing. You are not invulnerable. You are not free of the normal human weaknesses that we all fall prey to from time to time. But you can prevent much of the physical, emotional, and spiritual difficulties that threaten you by practicing self-care every day. On this episode, Aisha Moore shares a handful of ideas of how you can build self-care disciplines into your life on a daily basis. You’ll learn some fresh ideas for taking care of yourself that Aisha has seen help many others.
You have to make some hard decisions to make self-care a priority.
If you know you need to take care of you in order to be healthy you probably also know that you are going to have to make some tough decisions to ensure that it happens. You won’t stumble into self-care, you have to be intentional about it. On this episode, Aisha Moore tells Rosetta (and you) some great ways to set aside the time for self-care in your busy schedule and gives some ideas about how you can make the hard choices that are required if you are going to be your best self. Are you ready for the challenge? Listen to find out more.
Outline of this great episode
- [0:31] Rosetta’s introduction of her guest, Aisha Moore.
- [1:34] The mission Aisha is on and how she’s accomplishing it.
- [3:20] How Aisha decided to focus on the area of self care.
- [8:28] The changes Aisha noticed in herself after undergoing a self care process.
- [11:02] What IS self care from Aisha’s perspective?
- [14:16] Specific action steps you can take to care for yourself better.
- [17:11] Aisha’s advice to women who feel they don’t have time for self care.
- [25:19] The decisions you have to make in order to make self care a priority.
- [29:45] A top book Aisha recommends.
- [32:33] How you can connect with Aisha.
Resources & Links mentioned in this episode
- http://www.selfcarebyaisha.com/FreeGift – Aisha’s website (and get your FREE gift)
- BOOK: The Artist’s Way
- The Daily Word
- BOOK: The Tao of Pooh
About AISHA MOORE
Aisha helps people identify what’s stressing them out and helps them figure a plan to do something about it. Since 2014, Aisha has provided coaching and speaking services for individuals, nonprofits, businesses, associations, foundations, young professionals groups, colleges, universities and civic groups. She has worked in public health as a consultant and health educator for 15 years helping to make life better for others. She is featured in the Amazon Best Seller “Happy Healthy Nonprofits.” She is the creator of the “Self-care Planning in 10 Steps” workbook and the “Self-care Bill of Rights.” Aisha has been featured on Beth Kanter’s Nonprofit Blog, MeditateThis! Podcast and the Get Your Mind Right Radio Show. Some of her past clients include the National Hemophilia Foundation and the Association of Black Psychologist.