The Art of Extreme Self-Care: Transform Your Life One Month at a Time
The journey that takes you from someone who feels in over their head physically and mentally to someone adept at engaging in self care is not an instant one. It takes time to become aware of what you’re doing and to change those behaviors and habits.
Cheryl Richardson, author of The Art of Extreme Self Care, aims to help readers with that lengthy process. She irons out a 12-month plan for you to get acclimated to the self discovery process that leads to you being able to put your oxygen mask on first before trying to help others.
Each month, you’re given a program that is filled with action steps you can use to take care of yourself both mentally and physically. And she’s not just telling you what to do. Inside the pages of the book, Cheryl has shared many personal stories with you of how she did the same.
Leading with action, it helps you see how you can make practical decisions that lead to lasting change and improvement in your own life. Self care should never be an indulgence, as you’ll learn in this book.
Instead, it should be the benchmark of how you live your life. She believes that every time you go against what’s good for you, you’re betraying yourself – so the first step is to become protective of your best interests.
Aside from the great advice within the pages of the book, the author has also included many valuable resources that will fortify your efforts along the way. You’ll be given links to other books, podcast episodes, and sites that can help you make the changes you need to thrive in life.
If the thought of making such serious changes terrifies you, then don’t look at it that way. Think of it as merely upgrading certain areas of your day to day existence where you were faltering previously.
A life makeover isn’t immediate and doesn’t have to be extreme – unless you’re in need of it. The most important thing to remember is that it’s you who is in charge. You get to decide which pieces of advice from the book you want to implement and which you choose to ignore.
You might find one of the pieces of advice too difficult for you to implement right then, but that doesn’t mean you have to shelve it forever. You can always refer back to the book whenever you feel ready and capable of taking the next step.