The Power of a Gentle Nudge: Prioritising Self-Care as the Year Winds Down

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We all need to be nudged from time to time.

Life can get too comfortable, and in the routine of our daily grind, we often lose sight of where we’re heading. Sometimes, it feels like we’re going around in circles, expending a lot of energy but getting nowhere. Other times, setbacks can shake our confidence, making us hesitate to take the next step. However, you’d be surprised how a gentle nudge can reignite our momentum and motivation.

As we find ourselves entering the final three months of the year, many of us start feeling a sense of exhaustion, eagerly awaiting the Christmas break. Some business owners I work with view this exhaustion as the price they must pay for running their businesses. Unfortunately, this price can sometimes be too high. Physical and mental health issues can emerge as our bodies cry out, “Pay attention to me.” Relationships may suffer, and the love we once had for our work can begin to feel like a burden. By the time Christmas arrives, there’s often little to celebrate beyond a strong balance sheet.

But here’s the thing: it doesn’t have to be this way. If you want to avoid this scenario and regain your sense of purpose and passion, it’s time to put yourself first. Reconnect with what’s truly important to you, what makes you genuinely happy and fulfilled. It may seem like a simple step, but taking just five minutes every morning to reflect on these questions and jot down your thoughts can yield surprisingly transformative results.

Why Prioritising Self-care Matters:

  • Reignite Your Passion: Remember the enthusiasm and passion you had when you first started your business? By focusing on what truly matters to you, you can reignite that spark and rediscover your love for your work.
  • Better Physical and Mental Health: Neglecting self-care can take a toll on your well-being. By paying attention to your needs and addressing them, you can improve your overall health and reduce stress.
  • Stronger Relationships: A happier and more fulfilled you can be a better partner, parent, and friend. Prioritising self-care can help you strengthen your relationships with those who matter most.
  • Increased Productivity: Taking time to reflect and recharge can lead to increased productivity and efficiency. It’s not about working harder; it’s about working smarter.
  • Sustainable Success: A healthy work-life balance and a strong sense of purpose can lead to sustainable success in the long run. It’s not just about the bottom line; it’s about creating a life that you love living.

As we approach the end of the year, let’s make a commitment to ourselves: let’s take those precious five minutes each morning to reconnect with our inner desires and passions. Let’s prioritise self-care and ensure that our journey is one of fulfilment, not just financial success. By doing so, we can head into the new year with renewed energy, motivation, and a true sense of purpose.

Remember, a gentle nudge can be all it takes to set things in motion and lead us towards the life we truly desire. So, what are you waiting for? Start today and rediscover the joy in your journey.

Wishing you a rejuvenating and fulfilling end to the year!

With Kindness

Sandra Gartner


Mental Fitness is foundational in building a profitable business and happy life. Overcoming self sabotaging beliefs that impact performance, peace of mind and relationships are the X factor in finding success and happiness. Mental Fitness coaching is a revolutionary program turning brain – based research into easy, actionable daily strategies to build your mental muscles in just 15 minutes a day. This enables you to handle life’s challenges with a positive rather than negative mindset.