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Top Ten Ways to Take Care of You
by Coach Michele

I've got a newsflash for you.  Everything you are doing right now, every goal you are trying to reach, every value you are trying to fulfill, every moment you are trying to enjoy, depends on one thing:  You.

By taking care of yourself first, you'll be able to not only engage positively with every moment and challenge you face in life, but you'll also have all the more energy to give to those around you.  It truly is a win-win, but it is *only you* that can do your part: Taking care of yourself.

Here's the top ten ways to take care of you:

Healthy Boundaries.  Know what is going to work for you and what isn't.  Feel great about expressing and sticking to your boundaries.

Be Yourself.  Say and do what the "real you" would say and do in any moment.

Honor Your Body.  Your physical health is the basis for all that you do.  What your body will be able to do for you will be a reflection of what you do for it.

Allow Feelings.  You are a complex being with an amazing ability to perceive all sorts of feelings and subtle energies.  Engage your heart.  You have it for a reason.

Forgive.  Everyone, including you, is trying to do their very best, achieved or not.  We are all the same.  We all are worth forgiving, or we are all not worth forgiving.  Which you choose to believe will ultimately define your human experience.

Trust Your Impulses.  You are much more wise and creative than you know.  That's because you never give yourself a chance to shine!  Start letting yourself shine, and you'll see life change dramatically.

Take Care of Your Environment.  Your home.  Your car.  Your clothes.  Your equipment.  Take care of your environments so that they can take care of you.

Focus on Your Business. What you say, think and do is your business.  What other people say, think and do is their business (do not concern yourself with it in any way).  Everything else that happens in the whole wide world, is up to the Universe and/or the Divine.  Stop stressing about the Universe's business!

Get Conscious.  All of the above depends on you paying attention.  You have to get present in the moment to do that.  There's a nice side benefit of getting present in the moment as well.  It's called Joy.  You'll like it.

Love.  When you love, you are in contact with the most powerful source of energy in the universe.  This energy automatically transforms towards the highest good for all.


© Michele Caron, 2009.  Michele is a consultant, entrepreneur, and Life/Career Coach.  She can help you create your ideal life!  Learn more about life coaching with Michele, or email her for a free initial session at  There are also many career and life resources at her web site,  You may redistribute or post this article on the web, as long as this copyright notice and links remain intact.

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