A sneak peek at a Fall Conference workshop with Kristin Pinit
Check all that apply:
- I invest in my skills. Communications, management, technical expertise, etc.
- I build my network. Make connections, introductions, offer support and advice.
- I over deliver to satisfy my client, boss, or my own work ethic.
- I have a mentor, a coach, and/or a trainer.
- I put in the time. Give 110%. Do what it takes to get the next deal, client, promotion.
- I have said to myself, “I’m working so hard, but something is missing.”
How can you work hard and do all the right things, and still have the feeling that something is “off” in your life?
I’ve been there.
I spent 15+ years creating a career that led me to running a multi-million dollar portfolio of consulting projects and research. I worked in non-profit with a remarkable team and colleagues. I had a mentor. I went to training. I put in my time, and then some.
And yet, I was exhausted and confused. My kid cried when I had to travel for work. There was a pain in my right hip that would not go away. My marriage and friendships were on autopilot.
I had invested deeply in my work. I did all the right things, 110%.
Why did I feel so unfulfilled, unengaged, and uninspired?
The flight attendants have had it right all along. You have to put your oxygen mask on before helping others. We’ve heard it over and over again, “Take care of yourself first,” but that kind of advice is easy to give and often hard to take.
Here’s the good news: You are used to doing hard things! You know how to stretch yourself, to learn and grow. When you put your mind to something, you have an amazing ability to make things happen. You’ve done it for years in your work – getting the training, building the relationships, seeking guidance and support.
You can use your amazing skills and resourcefulness to learn how to put yourself first. When you do this, you’ll empower yourself and realize a new capacity for having the career and life you dream of – with energy to spare.
Empowered self-care is more than an occasional massage or night out with friends to let off steam. It is a way of living that brings your deepest desires and needs into the daily rhythms and routines of every day. You don’t just schedule time for self-care, you embody the mindset and the habits that nourish, energize, and rejuvenate you in everything that you do.
Practicing empowered self-care will:
- Put you in control of your mood and energy level
- Keep you feeling strong and confident in your body
- Help you get great sleep and start your day with intention
- Give you the capacity to fulfill your purpose in work and in life
Find out how you can experience this kind of deep self-care. Tap into your potential in a new way, and become the biggest, most vibrant version of yourself.
When you register for the Oregon Mediation Association’s 32nd Annual Conference, choose to take the workshop: Empowered Self-Care for Passionate Professionals, on Friday, November 9 from 1:45-3:15.
About the presenter:
Kirstin Pinit is a wellness coach and consultant, a certified yoga teacher, a mom, wife, and an artist. She teaches the art of transformation through creative, engaging, and practical habit-change programs. Kirstin builds supportive communities in which members can be vulnerable, creative, and curious in their journey toward creating a vibrant, healthy, and meaningful life. Learn more at www.kirstinpinit.com.