Why Is Self-Care So Crucial?

Do you understand the importance of self-care? Do you realise just how crucial it is to unapologetically tend to yourself – mind, body and soul?

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We get caught by the misconception that we’ll be able to slow down and take better care of ourselves properly once we have certain external things in place; once we’ve made the money that we want to make, once we have the home that we think we need, once we have the freedom we crave etc.  

How backwards. 

Out of fear of not being in control, we try to take the most action to achieve what we want, instead of actually sitting back and listening to the messages we’re intuitively receiving. Over-exerting ourselves is not necessarily the way. Regardless of what’s going on around you, there is nothing to fear when you allow yourself to be guided. It’s a matter of not giving energy to thoughts triggered by worry and self-doubt.

Self-care is a topic that’s discussed a lot these days and definitely for good reason. However, I want to quickly dig a little deeper into a few reasons why it is essential to have self-care at the top of your list of priorities:

  1. The emotions triggered by your experiences are direct reflections of whatever is going on within you. 

  2. It is completely and utterly your responsibility to get your life to where you’d like it to be. If your external circumstances mirror your internal state, you’re going to need to give it some attention.

  3. I’m sure I’ve said this a thousand times, but I will continue to say it for as long as necessary. You are powerful. And capable of incredible things. Challenge yourself to move past fear and see how far you can elevate. 

I’ll finish off by saying this. You deserve to feel free, happy, abundant, beautiful, sexy, safe, loved, stress-free. You don’t need to earn it. It is your birthright. So never, ever feel bad for being unapologetically you and putting yourself first.


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I’m Olivia.

I create meaningful and impactful written content for brands and individuals who want to make a positive difference in the world. 

I’m a writer, creative and entrepreneur who repeatedly plunges herself into risky situations in pursuit of an extraordinary life.     

Here’s a bit of a backstory about how I got here.

I’ve always been ‘creative’. However, I haven’t always known what I’ve wanted to do.

As humans we tend to get boxed in… or box ourselves in… and create all these rules and regulations around what we ‘should’ be doing instead of using the very talents that we have (and come easy to us) to make a living. 

Somewhere along the line we got it into our heads that life is meant to be difficult. Because…if it’s easy it’s too good to be true, right? No. 

Writing comes easily to me. 

It’s what I love and is how I believe I express myself the best (get on the wrong side of me and prepare to receive a lengthy essay detailing my thoughts feelings on the matter).

This is not to diminish the necessity of hard work; focus, determination, mastering your craft and moving through fears, doubts and other obstacles takes work – but quite often, the skills themselves are already within us. We’re just ignoring them, looking for something else – just anything – out there that’s going to make our lives even harder than we already think they are… *crickets*

Anyway, my writing skills have lead me to writing for other people and business who need content from someone who simply has a way with words

And I LOVE what I do.

So have a wander around my site – head over to my blog where you can really see my words in action and if you happen to need a hand with some content, head on over here to see how we can work together.