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  • Writer's pictureHelen McGillivray

Do you feel guilty when you take 'me time'?

Updated: Nov 23, 2021

Today I had my first session with The Impact Guru, Esther, something I have committed to just for me.

I did not discuss it with anyone, I simply decided that this is work I have been needing to do for a long time. My career has always been focused around caring for others, and motherhood very much the same, so why should it be so difficult to make an investment in me?

After a bright start (due to a left in hair roller), Esther highlighted some things about me that my future audience might like to hear.

I felt a real sense of 'Wow I can actually do this.'

We closed the session with some action points, but what happened next? Firstly I noticed a feeling of lightness and a sense of pride as I took the puppy for a walk - then ideas started forming in my head. This certainly made a change from the endless to do lists I usually create on a walk.

I also felt a greater awareness and connection to my imposter syndrome. I was able to see that as much as it tries to help, it really does get in the way of me doing everything that I am so capable of doing.

Later that evening, carrying all these feelings, I climbed up Dougle’s hill to admire the views and watched the most spectacular sunset. I embraced the strong and capable woman that I know I am.

And I felt on top of the world.

This is what happens when we take time to look after ourselves.

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