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Oct. 28, 2022

What Self-Care Means With Chronic Pain While Running a Business

What Self-Care Means With Chronic Pain While Running a Business

This podcast episode is for entrepreneurs with chronic illnesses who are looking for a different and empowered view of self-care. All because of creating a life that goes beyond just functioning.

In this episode, you will learn:
1. What self-care looks like for entrepreneurs with chronic illness
2. The benefits of creativity for those with chronic illness
3. The benefits of expressive writing for those with chronic illness


In this episode, you will learn: 1. What self-care looks like for entrepreneurs with chronic illness
2. The benefits of creativity for those with chronic illness
3. The benefits of expressive writing for those with chronic illness

"I'm sharing these little tidbits because I feel like if we need to recognize the importance of filling our cup as a whole person not just a chronic illness warrior." - Nikita Williams

As a chronic illness warrior, self-care is not optional. It's a necessary part of my journey to maintain my health and well-being. I've found that creativity is a great way to fill my cup and relieve some of the stress and anxiety that comes with living with chronic illness. Whether it's listening to music, painting, or writing, I make sure to make time for creativity every week. It's a non-negotiable part of my self-care routine.

In this episode, you will learn the following:
1. What self-care looks like for entrepreneurs with chronic illness
2. The benefits of creativity for those with chronic illness
3. The benefits of expressive writing for those with chronic illness



Here's the link to the research and studies I referenced in the show:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2804629/



Chapter Summaries:
[00:00:05] - The Shees Crafted a Thrive podcast is about what it's like to start, grow and scale a business while living with chronic illness. Other creators and CEOs share their stories and the lessons that led them to learn to lean more into what worked for them. Stay tuned for the inspiration and tools you need to craft a life in business that thrives.

[00:00:41] - Shes craft is back on the Thrive podcast. She wants to talk about the topic of self care in the context of running a business and living with chronic illness. She believes that taking care of one's body is the most important thing in life for her, it's not optional.

[00:07:27] - As a chronic illness warrior, it's important to take care of both the physical and mental well-being as well as the creative side of one's life. Research shows that music therapy has been shown to decrease anxiety and it also helped calm the neural activities in the brain and reduce anxiety.

[00:15:32] - Creativity is a part of who we are, and it's important to fill our cups as a whole person. Some of her clients have lost their sense of creativity because their business has consumed them. She encourages them to find something that's truly theirs and that fills their cup. For her, expressive writing helps her to find her voice and who she is.

Other episodes you'll enjoy:
https://www.craftedtothrive.com/the-power-of-acceptance-how-it-helps-you-thrive-with-chronic-illness-and-in-your-business/

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