DEAR MRS SALISBURY…
Around that time, my dad retired after being CFO for a big New Zealand company for more than a decade. He was still dealing with the effects of ongoing chronic stress from all these years. I thought, we need to be dealing with this in different ways. Workplaces play such an important role in people’s sense of place on life and in their community. But too often people go to work and work makes them unwell because they are not supported.
I had been thinking about creating self care cards as a resource for my coaching but never got around to it. At the start of this year, a friend of mine had a baby and I thought it would be great to give her something just for her rather than for the baby. So I worked with a friend around some concepts and I couldn’t find anything similar anywhere so I bit the bullet and made them.
Some people bought them for their workplaces and used them as conversation starters. A woman bought them to build her relationship with her fiance before the wedding.
Most of the suggestions in the cards are things that I do. For example, every night at the dinner table we say what was the best part of your day. The kids come up with such cute and funny little moments. The other day my son said the best part of his day was when I picked him up from preschool and gave him a cuddle.