Are you navigating some of the REALLY HARD STUFF of being human like stress, trauma, loss, or illness?
Or are you a neurodivergent human struggling to cope in this overwhelming world?
Then this self care planner is for YOU. I've been there myself...heck, I am there! And when we are going through hard stuff, our brain may be overwhelmed, which means taking care of ourselves can be extra challenging.
That's why I created this trauma informed and neurodiversity affirming self care planner and guide to support us in supporting ourselves.
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When life gets real, our self-care needs do too. The challenge is that engaging in self-care when you are going through hard stuff is well...hard! Neuroscience tells us there is actually a brain-based reason for that.
You see stress, trauma, illness, grief, and some forms of neurodivergence all inhibit our brain's pre-frontal cortex, which is where many executive functions are based. Executive functions include the cognitive processes and skills we use to plan, monitor, and execute actions. Executive functions also include self-awareness, inhibition, emotional regulation, motivation, problem-solving and working memory. Executive functions are what help us to manage life, including our self care. So, in order to cultivate our resilience we need to understand where our brain and nervous system is at.
You see, to me resilience isn't what a lot of people think it is. It's not about "bouncing back" to where we were before stress, trauma, illness, or loss entered our life, for when you go through a life-changing experience it's just that - life-changing. And it's definitely not about trying to change ourselves to function more like a neurotypical person when we aren't one. Resilience is about bouncing forward with self-acceptance and self-compassion by being aware of our unique support needs and taking aligned action.
Every human on the planet has support needs. When our capacity for coping is smaller due to hard human stuff or neurodivergence, these support needs look different than when our capacity is bigger. That is normal! One thing we can do to cultivate our resilience is to give ourselves accommodations to meet our executive functioning where it is at. This self care guide and planner can help us to do just that!
THE REAL SELF CARE GUIDE + PLANNER includes:
1. An introduction to the impact of overwhelm on our brain's executive functioning (aka where our brain plans, initiates action, follows through, motivates, regulates emotions, and remembers tasks and commitments)
2. A self assessment of your real self care needs
3. An example list of possible real self care actions we can take to support our needs
4. Several variations of the planner, including a daily/weekly/monthly overview option, a daily/weekly option, a daily option, and a monthly option
Adrienne Clements is no stranger to navigating the truly hard stuff of being human. She has navigated major trauma, complex chronic illness, mental illness, and devastating loss. She is also a late diagnosed ADHDer. The obstacles have been many. Even with all this, she has found a way to move forward and create a life that is fulfilling and meaningful. Her secret? Get real about your unique self care needs and take the necessary actions to support them.
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