Last Friday, I ran a day retreat for some of the women who came to the Small Creative Business Retreat in March. It was a brilliant day of catching up, meditating and talking about looking after ourselves. It reminded me that we need reminding, often, of what we deserve.
This blog is dedicated to the women who came on Friday, and to anyone else who needs to hear it.
You’re worth a delicious breakfast.
You’re worth calling it a day and going to bed before 10pm.
You’re worth the effort it takes to drink a glass of water for every caffeinated drink you enjoy.
You’re worth three deep breaths when you feel overwhelmed, or like you can’t make a decision, or when everyone wants your attention.
You’re worth a new pair of cosy (even cashmere) socks.
You’re worth a walk in the park, or just a bit of fresh air every day.
You’re worthy of connection with people who really get you, whom you can really trust.
You’re worth the time, effort and expense it takes to really care for yourself.
You deserve whatever it is that will really serve you, will really allow you to do your best work and feel good about it.
You deserve a massage, or just half an hour by yourself in a darkened room, if it will allow you some form of release.
You deserve a delicious meal, cooked by someone else, with no washing up – if that’s what will feed you.
You deserve to be at the top of the list, especially your own. Only you can put yourself there.
You deserve to take time off – even when you’re not making money or getting everything on your list done.
You deserve the praise and acknowledgement for showing up, every day. For keeping going, any way you can. For getting this far.
So here it is:
I see you. I see how much you’re trying, how much you’re putting into this. I see how hard it is, how much it challenges you. I see how you’re doing great, despite the million ways it could all fall apart.
You know what I see? I see anyone keeping it together, even if it’s by the skin of their teeth, I see that as winning, as success.
And even if you feel like you’re falling apart, I know that you’re doing better than you think.
This week, get the care and support you deserve, especially from yourself.
PS Booking for my 2016 retreat will open up really soon. So if you’re feeling like the well of worthiness needs filling up with more than just a blog post, keep your eyes peeled.
6 thoughts on “Here's the thing: you're so worth it”
Oh, now you’ve made me cry. 🙂 x
And as we all know, that appears to be my speciality 😉 xx
Now I am not really one for tears but this has broken me Jenny! I have been sat in an office I hate for hours wondering how on earth I can keep it together and I felt so far away from that lovely day on Friday so this is just the inspiration I need this morning! I am off to get a coffee to escape for a bit (accompanied by a glass of water of course!) x
Rachel, it sounds like you really needed the reminder! Go and get your coffee, your break, and breathe to come back to that feeling of being supported and cared for. Because you are 🙂 x
Yes, yes and yes. Thanks for this Jenny. I’ve printed it out and stuck it above my desk. Thank you x
This has helped me so much love. xoxo.