The truth is nurturing your well-being is crucial to leading an aligned life. If you just go about it willy-nilly, life will get in the way and it won’t happen. When you intentionally plan for this time, it’s more likely to remain a priority and become a habit.
Lynn shares the exact steps you can take to nurture your well-being. The benefits are many while the downsides are, well, there aren’t any!
In this video you’ll hear:
- Why tending to your well-being is important and what it affects
- Specific steps to take to support yourself
Here’s what you can look forward to in today’s episode:
- How nurturing your well-being positively affects your life
- Steps you can take to support this
- Examples of what this can look like
Lynn Morgan Carpenter: “I intend to give you specific tools that will help elevate your life experience, by bringing more joy and a sense of inner peace.”
Lynn Morgan Carpenter: “You are in the driver's seat of allowing your life experience to be elevated. It is your responsibility to do the work to elevate your own life experience and to help yourself.”
Self-Connecting Journal Prompt
What are you currently doing to support your well-being? Start writing down how you’re feeling both physically and emotionally before and after you participate in an activity. This will help you become acutely aware of the impact it’s having on you.
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Lynn Morgan Carpenter is the founder of Live More Connected. Her mission is to help you live more connected to your inner-calling, and life as a whole. By using your innate superpowers, you not only make the world a better place to live in but also find peace, purpose, and fulfillment by grounding in your calling.
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Lynn Morgan Carpenter: What is the state and health of your well-being? I wanna focus on this this week because the health of your well-being is so essential and important because it affects absolutely everything in your life. It affects your personal and professional life. It also affects your relationships and your relationship to self and nurturing. So taking intentional thought and action and activity towards nurturing your well-being has many, many effects. One of 'em is it elevates the experience of this human life, this life that we are living, that we are breathing, that we are experiencing. So these are tools, this is another reason why I come to you every week, is to give you specific tools that will help to elevate your life experience and to bring more joy and sense of inner peace. Now, the benefits of nurturing your well-being, or endless by, I wanna name a few. It does help to reduce stress. It helps to prevent burnout. It helps with dealing with overwhelm and those feelings of being overwhelmed. It also allows you to have a deeper connection to your inner knowing and your intuition, and it connects you to your source of inner peace. And when you are intentionally tending to your well-being, what is needed is to have specific activities, specific take specific action that will allow you to do that. So, number one, identify what is the activity. And some examples could be meditation, journaling, yoga, connecting with a friend over coffee, going for a walk, doing some activity in nature. And really how to identify what would be the most soothing to your soul and nurturing to your well-being activity right now is just simply to connect with yourself and say, what feels like it would be so good for me and my soul? And the first activity that pops up, that's it. So once you've identified your activity, I wanna give you three steps to support you to actually then do it, and to actually then tend to your well-being and bolster your well-being. And step number one is you gotta give yourself permission. You gotta give yourself permission. It's one thing to have that activity, but if you're not able to really give yourself permission to take action on that, then it falls flat. So give yourself permission. And the reason why sometimes this can be difficult is that when we turn the lens on ourselves and the focus on ourselves, it can feel selfish. But I want you to know it's not selfish at all. It's actually essential. And the thing is, is that when you contend to your well-being, it's going to allow you to show up in such a more bright and beautiful way for everyone around you. Number two, to help you with this activity, to nurture your well-being is to ask for support. So this is going to the people that are around you and first sharing, I have this need and this desire, I'm feeling a little low and I need to tend to my well-being, and this is the type of support I need. So it could be that you simply need to connect with a friend and just have somebody to listen and to talk. It could be also that you need help. Like you need a little bit of space. Maybe you need someone to help you with your kids or to hire a babysitter. You know, get support in that way. And also just knowing that when you involve the people that care about you in nurturing your well-being, it makes this more attainable for you. And then the third step is to set boundaries around this. So yes, last week I talked about boundaries. And often it's we need to set boundaries with ourselves. We are often the ones that are crossing our own boundaries and so I would encourage you that when you've identified this activity, you've given yourself permission, you've aligned, aligned for support to make it happen, then it's setting the boundary with yourself to follow through with it. And really, I encourage you to set this in your schedule as if it's an appointment. And then you may also need to set a boundary. And it's just communicating to those that love you, that, hey, I set this time for myself. This is important. It's nurturing my well-being and I just won't be available during these times. And so it's just allowing the people around you to know how you're attending and caring for yourself. And again, that's another way of getting that support. So this week's focus is to intentionally, intentionally tend to your well-being because this life is beautiful. Your life is beautiful, and we can be more in the driver's seat of allowing our experience to be elevated. But it does take our work. It is our responsibility to elevate our own life experience and to help ourselves. And this is a beautiful way to do that, is to intentionally tend and grow and bolster the health of your well-being.