What You Will Learn When You Prioritise Your Wellbeing

Celesté Polley
2 min readApr 1, 2021

Sometimes you have everything under control on Monday and by Thursday you have no idea.

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This is how life often unfolds.

You lose a client. You battle through family disputes. A loved one leaves. The neighbour’s dog barks excessively day and night. You get unnecessary grief from the unkind store clerk. Digital overload takes a toll on your mental health while a broken appetite ruins your physical health. Your sleep quality is subpar. Your car breaks down. Your child or pet gets sick. Business challenges set you back. Distractions pull focus from your purpose. All in one week.

I feel you. This happens to all of us.

Unplugging from the world might be exactly what you need to rest and reconnect with yourself.

You will discover:

The power of savings

If you’re a business owner, you would know about the power of emergency funds. When you dedicate funds for unforeseen circumstances, you’ll be assured bills would be covered during your break away from work. It’s never a waste of money to save for an emergency. Especially when it involves your wellbeing. I consider poor wellness a medical emergency.

Who stays and who leaves

During unbearable times, you will note who supports you and who doesn’t. You will learn who you can count on during hardship. Cherish your supporters and remember to return the favour.

Resting heals

When you prioritize rest, you will notice a positive shift in your overall mindset and physical performance. Your body and mind will heal. You will be your best self again.

Forgiveness releases anger

While it’s easy to keep resenting people that do you harm, it’s a wonderful sense of relief when you forgive, let go and move on. Forgiveness doesn’t mean allowing toxic people back into your life, but releasing the anger will set you free.

You’re human

In a world where good vibes are always expected, we often forget to embrace our negative emotions. It’s ok to not feel ok. When you acknowledge your feelings, forgive and remind yourself, life will slowly return to bearable again.

“Choosing yourself will put everything back into perspective.” ~ Celesté Polley

Here are 13 simple ways to reconnect with yourself whenever you feel lost or overwhelmed:

  1. Try to be more compassionate towards yourself.
  2. Acknowledge all your emotions.
  3. Keep a journal of your feelings.
  4. Respect your body’s needs.
  5. Spend time alone in nature. (be sure it’s safe)
  6. Find a new hobby.
  7. Simplify your environment.
  8. Declutter.
  9. Step out of your comfort zone.
  10. Make room for play.
  11. Create art.
  12. Meditate.
  13. Rest.



Celesté Polley

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