We don't always listen to ourselves or what our body is telling us, but we often do listen to our best friend when they talk to us lovingly.
Imagine if that best friend is your inner Wild Woman. Always present, guiding, loving, available to tell you exactly what you need and want, right now.
Back in September, I started drafting this letter to myself below, after working for days and nights to get everything ready on time for a big launch, I was exhausted. I was giving to everyone else, making sure everyone else was getting cared for, yet I wasn't giving myself the time I needed to refuel, recharge, to rest.
Eventually, it took me writing this note to myself, (in a way that would also help others to rest too), that I took another self-retreat in Marrakech in November. It wasn't all resting in Riads and by the pool (as I was researching and networking too!), but I definitely got to enjoy some of the blue-sky days, wander in beautiful grounds like at Peacock Pavilions, and rest my mind, body and soul.
Suggested Creative Coaching Activity
Write yourself a love note from the point of view of your best friend (or your inner Wild Woman). What does she tell you? If you want to stretch the exercise, ask your best friend to actually write you a love-letter of what they think you might need to hear today.
Here's my own letter, as an example.
If you know you need to ensure you get all the relaxation you need in your life and business schedule in 2016, plan in advance. Don't leave it until you're exhausted to predict when you'd love time off to rest, and rejuvenate in between projects.