It’s been some time since I last blogged on here. My family and I have moved to Northern Thailand, and I’ve been writing often for my clients, and sadly fell behind on blogging.
The last few years have been a journey in self-care for us. Both my Wife & I have been focusing on spending time pursuing our creative passions, and slowing down to savor life as much as possible. We’ve started adopting an attitude of ‘essentialism’ and focusing on what matters most to us: spending time together as a family.
If you haven’t heard of Essentialism, it’s a concept that author Greg McKeown talks about in his book, and it’s pretty life-changing.
Essentialism means doing what’s truly essential for you business and life, and omitting the rest (as much as possible). And over the past few years, I’ve prioritized creating self-care routines and pursuing creative projects (like my freelance writing services and photography projects), and have started taking less coaching clients so that I can focus on devoting my time and attention to those I’m currently working with.
It’s been hard to devote time each day to prioritizing self-care, but even if I find just 15 minutes to meditate, I squeeze in that time. We Dads truly need to realize the importance of our own health and wellness as it helps us to be even better husbands and Fathers.
If you’re struggling with taking care of yourself, here is an excellent article on the topic, especially for fellow solopreneurs.
My wife and I have started writing regularly over at Holistic Families, and I think you’ll love some of the subjects we’ve been covering, from simple living to homeschooling.
I plan on writing a weekly roundup of wellness resources here each week, and will review holistic health products that I think you’ll enjoy.