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I must confess that I have a tendency to overwork. In the past, I wasn’t very good at rest and self-care, until a sudden breast cancer diagnosis forced me to listen to my body’s needs, say no, set boundaries and prioritise my wellbeing. In this episode, I’m opening up on a deeper level about my journey toward real self-care and sharing a guided practice to help you slow down and rest.

When I talk about self-care, I don’t just mean spa days and pampering. True self-care requires us to check in with our bodies, acknowledge our emotions, and confront our thoughts, even when they are uncomfortable. It’s a journey of self-discovery and self-acceptance, untethered from the need to constantly prove our worth through productivity. This is something many women struggle with, and in this episode, I share insights into how deeper wounds can be the driving force behind our inability to slow down and rest.

Even though my tendency to overwork was fueled by my love for what I do, for a long time, I believed that self-care was merely a means to enhance productivity. I thought that rest was simply a reward for working hard and the fuel to help me keep going. It wasn’t until my cancer diagnosis, during an already difficult time in my life, that I began to see how superficial my self-care practises were.

My journey of deep rest and self-care has been pivotal in my healing process. By slowing down and tuning into your body, you can embark on a transformative journey towards authentic self-care and a healthier, more fulfilling life. Yoga is an incredible tool to help you do this.

So, if you find it challenging to prioritise your own well-being or perhaps you feel too busy to tune into what your body needs, this episode is for you. Learning to slow down and prioritise your well-being can feel really foreign and even uncomfortable, which is why I’m sharing a beautiful guided practice for you today. The more you rest, the easier it gets.

So, find a comfortable position where you won’t be disturbed, and let’s begin.

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