Why Self-Care is Better for You Than Self-Discipline

Have you ever struggled with the self-discipline it takes to create the happiness and success you desire?

Why is that?

I have a theory about why self-discipline is so challenging and it’s related to the conditioning and beliefs we’ve developed as a culture around what the word “self-discipline” actually means.

Consider for a moment the following definition of the word “self-discipline”:

self-discipline – n. discipline and training of oneself, usually for improvement

Typically, the words “discipline” and “training” tend to be more masculine in nature, which means any action taken is going to require focus, attention, effort and maybe even some good old “hard work”. For some, it may also mean that it will feel more like something that “has” to be done (i.e. obligation) vs. something that “wants” to be done (i.e. desire).

When trying to create change in your life, do these qualities sound like a “joyful or fun” experience to you?

From a mindset perspective, not really.

So why is self-care better for you than self-discipline…?

In a nutshell, here’s why. First, consider now the definition of the word “self-care”:

self-care – n. care of the self without medical or other professional consultation

Don’t you agree that “care of the self” tends to sound more loving and nurturing in nature?

Of course it does!

And although there may still be self-discipline and effort involved in learning how to “care for yourself” on your own, consider how empowering it is to overcome obstacles that hold you back without the help from outside sources! Not only that, but “self-care” comes from a place of desire vs. obligation, which means the energy that drives your actions will be much more feminine in nature (i.e. loving, gentle, nurturing, and desiring).

So when it comes time to create change in your life would you rather create from a place of self-discipline or self-care? 🙂

For me, I’ve found that choosing “self-care” rituals to create what I desire in life feels like less effort, is far more enjoyable, and way more effective than creating actions based on “self-discipline”.


Jess Bonasso, otherwise known as The Self Care Goddess, empowers others to love their self, health, & life through radical self-love, radiant self-care, & empowered self-mastery!

Are you ready to be your very own hero?

For more information, click HERE to learn about Jess OR call 720-333-6796 TODAY to schedule a *COMPLIMENTARY* Self Care Wellness Consult!

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Love Your Self, Health, & Life!

A 3-Month Self-Care & Soul Discovery Bootcamp

Are you stuck & unable to create

the change, happiness, or success you desire?

If you want to break free from the physical, emotional, or mental barriers that limit your happiness & you’re ready to re-train your body, mind, & soul for success, this self-care & soul discovery bootcamp is for YOU!

During this empowering 3-month bootcamp experience you will discover how to systematically create change in ANY area of your life with a simple, repeatable system for self-care success that will empower you to:

LOVE YOUR SELF! ·  Saturday, 1/30 from 12 – 5 pm

Discover your mental saboteurs, release limitations & learn how to re-train your brain for success!

LOVE YOUR HEALTH! ·  Saturday, 2/27 from 12 – 5 pm

Assess & address your physical & emotional health with holistic tools, practices & wisdom!

LOVE YOUR LIFE! ·  Saturday, 3/26 from 12 – 5 pm

Reveal your joy-based desires, hero strengths, & unique core values that inspire you to greatness!

WHERE:

Journeys For Conscious Living

7401 w. 59th Ave. · Arvada, CO 80003

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· PLUS! ·

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You’ll also receive ALL of the following & more:

Powerful Self-Assessment & Self-Discovery Tools:

Self-Care Assessment

Enneagram Personality Assessment

Passion & Life Purpose Discovery

Monthly Group Coaching Calls:

For checking in, coaching, & assessment!

Friday, 2/19 at 12 pm MT

Friday, 3/18 at 12 pm MT

Friday, 4/8 at 12 pm MT

Monthly Group Training Calls:

For additional training related to each month’s area of focus!

Friday, 2/5 at 12 pm MT

Friday, 3/4 at 12 pm MT

Friday, 4/1 at 12 pm MT

Empowering Self-Care Practices:

Diet & Nutrition Empowerment

Gratitude Practices

Physical & Emotional Release Techniques

Stress Management Techniques

Relaxation Techniques

Mindset Reconditioning

Mantras & Affirmations

Core Value Identification

Life’s Purpose Discovery

Unhealthy Behavior Release

Manifestation & Abundance Training

Essential Oils for Health & Happiness

Partner Accountability & Check-Ins

& more!

 

 ** Working with me 1-on-1 on all of the above would cost you well over $2500! **

The good news is that with this bootcamp you get ALL of this & more for the following LOW investment:

 

YOUR INVESTMENT: $997!

 

For those that take action to embrace their greatness, payment plans AND the following bonus discounts are also available!

 

**EARLYBIRD DISCOUNT**

Receive $150 off! your overall investment when you register by Friday, 1/15!

 

**BONUS DISCOUNT!**

Come to one of 3 introductory workshops in January to

receive an even deeper, bonus discount off your investment!

For more information & to see the dates/times available, visit:

www.RadiantSelfCare.com/freeyourself.

 

Are YOU ready to be your very own hero?

 

If yes, no delays… register TODAY!

Last day to register is Wednesday, 1/27!

 

Registration Details & Reminders:

  • REGISTER EARLY!
    • Earlybird discount of $150 off applies for all registrations on or before Friday, 1/15!
    • Registration is limited to 20 participants
  • Last day to register & secure payment is Wednesday, 1/27/2016
  • Pay in full or in 3 monthly payments! (see payment options below)

 Cancellation Policy:

  • Cancellations on or before 1/15/2016 will be refunded payment minus a $50 cancellation fee!
  • Cancellations after 1/15/2016 will be refunded payment minus a $75 cancellation fee!

OR, you may also choose from the following options:

  • Transfer your payment to a future 3-month bootcamp program or alternate coaching service!
  • Receive a FULL refund by finding someone to take your place at the bootcamp. We’ll gladly refund your payment in FULL (after the new participant has registered and paid!

Payment Options:


To pay in full, simply register below:



To set up a 3-month payment plan*, please contact Jess at 720-333-6796 no later than Wednesday, 1/27 to make payment arrangements.

*NOTE: A payment plan fee of $75 will be added to your overall total investment for the bootcamp, to be paid in 3 equal monthly payments!

 


Facilitated by Jess Bonasso, otherwise known as The Self Care Goddess. Jess is a Self-Care & Soul Guidance Coach, motivational speaker, author, trainer, registered yoga teacher (RYT), & essential oils enthusiast!


She lives in Lakewood, CO with her amazing man & 2 dogs. She loves cooking, yoga, walking, hiking, & connecting!Her passion & mission in life is to empower others to love their SELF, HEALTH, & LIFE through courageous self-inquiry, radiant self-care, enlightened self-mastery, & radical soul discovery!

Areas of expertise include: self care & soul guidance, freedom from self-sabotage, mindset & self-mastery, essential oils empowerment, & restorative/therapeutic yoga instruction. 

To receive daily inspiration you can follow Jess on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, or YouTube!OR, receive a complimentary Self-Care Assessment tool & monthly “Goddess Guidance” by signing up for the newsletter on her website at www.RadiantSelfCare.com.

http://radiantselfcare.com/events-retreats/ilovemylife/

Heal Your Life!

An Introduction to Life-Mastery & A Self-Care Immersion

ARE YOU SICK OF FEELING STUCK &

UNABLE TO CREATE WHAT YOU DESIRE?

If you’re sick of being stuck AND you’re ready for greater happiness, health, freedom, & success my upcoming Heal Your Life! introductory workshop & 3-month self-care immersion might be just what you need to set yourself free!

OPTION #1:

Heal Your Life!

An Introduction to Life-Mastery

To start you on your journey to greatness, join us first at this 2-hour introductory workshop!

Not only will you discover a simple, proven & repeatable formula for attaining life-mastery & success but you’ll also walk away with the #1 commitment needed to empower you to go from feeling stuck to UNSTOPPABLE!

 

· PLUS! ·

Receive a special VIP offer for my upcoming 3-month Heal Your Life! Self-Care Immersion

(see OPTION #2 below) just by attending the Introduction workshop!

 

   YOUR COST: ONLY $25!

Bring a friend or loved one for only $5 more!

 

ARE YOU READY TO SET YOURSELF FREE?

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 Multiple dates & locations to choose from:

For Heaven’s Sake Bookstore

4900 W. 46th Avenue

Denver, CO 80212

 Wednesday, 4/27

7:00 – 9:00 pm

 

Rishi’s Community Yoga Studio

 2750 S. Wadsworth Boulevard

Building D, Suite 202

Denver, CO 80227

Sunday, 5/1

1:00 – 3:00 pm

 

  Journeys for Conscious Living

 7401 W. 59th Avenue

Arvada, CO 80003

Tuesday, 5/3

7:00 – 9:00 pm

Payment Options:


To register, choose the date you would like to attend below:



Cancellation Policy:

If for some reason you are unable to attend after registering, your payment for this workshop is transferable to another date, time, service OR to a friend or loved one to make use of.

Otherwise, your registration is your commitment to be there. We look forward to seeing you there! 🙂

OPTION #2:

Heal Your Life!

A Self-Care Immersion

To uplift, guide, & support you at a deeper level on your journey to greatness, you can also consider joining us for my upcoming 3-month self-care immersion program!

Not only will you break free from limitation & learn how to create repeatable change in ANY area of your life but you’ll also

 

AWAKEN YOUR GREATNESS!

  Saturday, 5/21 from 9 – 5 pm

Experience radical self-discovery, release limitation, & learn how to re-train yourself for greatness!

EMPOWER YOUR SELF!

  Saturday, 6/18 from 9 – 5 pm

Empower ANY area of your life through ancient self-care rituals & guidance for body, mind, & spirit!

IGNITE YOUR LIFE!

Saturday, 7/16 from 9 – 5 pm

Ignite true self-mastery by discovering your passions, purpose, contribution, & call to greatness!

 

WHERE:

  Journeys for Conscious Living

 7401 W. 59th Avenue · Arvada, CO 80003

 

· PLUS! ·

You’ll also receive ALL of the following & more!

 

Powerful Self-Assessment & Self-Discovery Tools:

Self-Care Assessment

Enneagram Personality Assessment

Passion Discovery

Life Purpose Discovery

Value & Contribution Discovery

 

Monthly Group Coaching Calls:

For checking in, coaching, & assessment!

Friday, 5/27 at 12 pm MT

Friday, 6/24 at 12 pm MT

Friday, 4/8 at 12 pm MT

 

Monthly Group Training Calls:

For additional training related to each month’s area of focus!

Friday, 6/10 at 12 pm MT

Friday, 7/8 at 12 pm MT

Friday, 7/22 at 12 pm MT

 

Partner & Group Gatherings:

Partner Accountability & Check-Ins

Group Mastermind & Support Gatherings

Final Celebration Gathering

 

Empowering Self-Care Practices:

Diet & Nutrition Empowerment

Gratitude Practices

Physical & Emotional Release Techniques

Stress Management Techniques

Relaxation Techniques

Mindset Reconditioning

Mantras & Affirmations

Core Value Identification

Life’s Purpose Discovery

Unhealthy Behavior Release

Manifestation & Abundance Training

Essential Oils for Health & Happiness

& more!

 

** Working with me 1-on-1 on all of the above would cost you well over $4000! **

During this immersion you’ll receive ALL of this & more for the following low, low cost of:

 

ONLY $1499!

(payment plans are available)

 

ARE YOU READY TO BE YOUR VERY OWN HERO?

 If yes, no delays… register TODAY!

 

Registration is limited to ONLY 8 PARTICIPANTS & the last day to register is Friday, 5/13!

 

** BONUS OFFERS! **

Ways to Save

  • Attend the Heal Your Life! An Introduction to Life-Mastery workshop to receive a discounted rate (only available to those that attend)!
  • Go easy on your budget by spreading out payments over a period of time. Payment plans ARE available!

VIP Freedom Accelerator Upgrades

For those seeking deeper healing, transformation, & guidance there are also upgrades* available for private 1-on-1 coaching to occur during the immersion AND beyond if you desire!

*NOTE: Payment plans available for both the immersion & any upgrades you choose.

Registration Details:

In order to apply for the Heal Your Life! Self-Care Immersion, you will first need to send an email entitled “Self-Care Immersion Interest” to Jess Bonasso at Jess@RadiantSelfCare.com with your responses to the following:

  1. Full name, email address, & phone number
  2. Why do you believe this immersion might be right for you?
  3. What is your vision of an ideal life?
  4. What is your vision for your life one year from today?
  5. What are the top 3 things currently missing that you’d most like to change?
  6. What are your biggest fears & frustrations about changing these areas?
  7. On a scale of 1-10 (with 10 being totally dedicated & committed), how dedicated & committed are you right now to making this happen?

Once I’ve received your email with your replies, you will be contacted by phone or email within 48 hours to set up a time for a complimentary 30-minute private consultation to see if taking part in this program is right for you!

Cancellation Policy:

  • Cancellations on or before 5/13/2016 will be refunded payment minus a $50 cancellation fee!
  • Cancellations after 5/13/2016 will be refunded payment minus a $100 cancellation fee!

OR, you may also choose from the following options:

  • Transfer your payment to a future 3-month immersion program or alternate coaching service!
  • Receive a FULL refund by finding someone to take your place at the immersion. We’ll gladly refund your payment in FULL (after the new participant has registered and paid)!

Facilitated by Jess Bonasso, otherwise known as The Self Care Goddess. Jess is a Self-Care & Soul Guidance Coach, motivational speaker, author, trainer, registered yoga teacher (RYT), & essential oils enthusiast!

She lives in Lakewood, CO with her amazing man & 2 dogs. She loves cooking, yoga, walking, hiking, & connecting!

Her passion & mission in life is to empower others to break free from the barriers that hold them back & become their very own hero!

Areas of expertise include: self care & soul guidance, freedom from self-sabotage, mindset & self-mastery, essential oils empowerment, & restorative/therapeutic yoga instruction. 

To receive daily inspiration you can follow Jess on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, or YouTube!

OR, receive a complimentary Self-Care Assessment tool & monthly “Goddess Guidance” by signing up for the newsletter on her website at www.RadiantSelfCare.com!

http://radiantselfcare.com/events-retreats/freeyourself/

90 Day Self Care Challenge – Week 4 & 5

Week 4 & 5 updates are in!!

October was an incredibly busy month for me & I found myself over-committed in many areas. This prevented me from staying “on task” as much as I would’ve liked w/ my 90 Day Self Care Challenge AND oddly enough, I am still making rapid progress in ALL areas!

YAY, me! 🙂

Here are updates for each area:

Career – Progress on my new website & logo design are slowed down a bit due to over-commitment. I’m taking steps to alleviate the over-committment & plan to have this complete by the end of November!

Physical – Although I wanted to created DAILY routine, I’m finding that’s not what works best for me. I get far more benefit & see faster results when I do my core-strengthening when I’m INSPIRED vs. OBLIGATED. WOW! What an amazing concept! My back has been feeling amazing & I’m getting stronger every day. 🙂

Emotional – I’m reconnecting with an old friend from college who I’d lost contact with, deepened my connection w/ several family members, & am waiting to hear back about getting together for lunch/dinner with a few others. All in all, my relationships are getting richer & more vibrant! AND, I got to spend some much needed Soulie time w/ some of my favorite girlfriends over Halloween & we had a blast. AHHHHH, the power of women! 🙂

That’s all for now! Feel free to check out the video update I created for these 2 weeks below & if you’d like to learn more about how I can support you in embracing YOUR greatness, visit my website at www.Awaken-Within.com or call today for a complimentary exploratory session where you can experience first hand the benefits I can offer you!

90 Day Self Care Challenge - Week 4 & 5

Are you in hot water?

 

 Hot Water 

Have you ever felt like you were in over your head…?
  
Or that you were reaching your boiling point & weren’t too sure how to gain back your sanity?

We ALL have times in our life where it feels like we have SO much going on that adding even one more thing to the mix is going to be the tipping point between sanity & pure chaos.

Over-committment is very common & can lead to feelings of chaos & overwhelm, but oftentimes, we aren’t even aware that WE are the ones creating the chaos with our willingness to commit to that which doesn’t serve us.

So, how can YOU handle staying calm & grounded during these times of chaos…?
It differs for each person but the key to maintaining that balance without going off the deep end, losing it emotionally, or being burned out by over-commitment is to allow time for yourself to decompress & unwind.

And since that looks different for everyone, you might want to ask yourself the following questions to get clarity on what works for YOU:
  
FOR REFLECTION:

For Reflection

  1. What relaxes me? Sometimes, just
     taking a few quiet moments of reflection time can be enough to escape the hustle, bustle, & noise of everyday
     life. As an example, NOT listening to the radio or music in the car is a great way to create that space!
  2. What gives me time to feel & process any emotions associated with being overwhelmed? Are you angry, resentful, bitter, exhausted? Allowing yourself to actually feel & welcome emotions that are there in the moment can sometimes be enough of a release to bring some peace back into your day. Allow time & activities that will allow you to process emotions.
  3. What rejuvenates & energizes me? The best activities are those that will fuel you for long periods of time. Learn what these activities are for you.
  4. What can I let go of to create more time for myself? This can be a tough one to do because you might have to let go of something you really want to do, so be brutally honest & challenge yourself to only take on those tasks & activities that are going to support & enhance your well-being & peace of mind.

The answers to these questions can give you some healthy options for handling those times where conflict, chaos, & over-commitment are present. Be creative & start coming up with ideas of your own today!

And, for those of you struggling with ideas, here’s one to consider – take a bath!! Soaking in a nice hot tub or hot spring can be relaxing, allows time for processing emotion, can be extremely rejuvenating, & can give you time to think about what you can let go of so that you can create more space for sanity in your life.

Check out the Self Care for the Soul video I created below that outlines the importance of taking a bath for self-care & how to create that space in a way that works for you:
Self Care for the Soul - Bath Time
Self Care for the Soul – Bath Time

 I had a great time making this video & hope you enjoy it too! 🙂

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Jess Bonasso, The Self-Care Goddess, supports & empowers you to embrace your greatness & have more FREEDOM, JOY, AUTHENTICITY, & ABUNDANCE in your life simply by taking better care of yourself in all aspects of your life (physical, mental, emotional, financial, & spiritual). Using self-care strategy sessions, emotional release tools, workshops, & seminars, she will support your in EMBRACING YOUR GREATNESS! To receive a COMPLIMENTARY 30-minute exploratory coaching session (valued at over $60!) & to receive bi-monthly articles on authenticity, self-care, & how to have a RADIANT mindset, sign up for her newsletter at www.Awaken-Within.com.