Ask The Expert: Self-Care Q&A

I’m Rosemary Morretta, Founder at TeamSelfCare. I’m a certified holistic nutritionist and self-care advocate with over 10 years of experience in helping business owners prioritize their health and well-being. I am here to answer any questions you may have about self-care.

Here’s a quick backstory: I founded TeamSelfCare because two decades ago, I had triple bypass heart surgery and really had to slow down. The way I found to get my mental, physical, and emotional health back was by practicing a wide variety of self-care activities. I tried a lot of different practices, and I’m still trying new things all the time, so I can sustain a routine that I enjoy. This is what I‘ll help my members do when my memberships open next month. Prior to starting the new business, I was a practicing health coach teaching self-care to local business owners here in Connecticut where I live. I still have one to one clients, but by moving my business online, I’ll have a larger reach so other high achieving entrepreneurs don’t have to go through what I did. You can ward off a lot of health issues by practicing self-care and I love sharing all that I’ve learned with you.

But enough about me, here is the most frequently asked question I get asked from busy entrepreneurs just like you regarding self-care:

Q: How do I make time for self-care when I have such a busy schedule?

A: Believe me I know that making time for self-care can be challenging when you have a busy schedule, but I’m living proof it’s important to prioritize your health and well-being.

Here are some tips for incorporating self-care into your busy routine:

  • Start small: Begin by incorporating small self-care practices into your routine that don’t take up too much time, such as taking a few deep breaths, stretching, or drinking water throughout the day.
  • Schedule it in: Block out time in your calendar for self-care activities, whether it’s a yoga class, a walk outside, or time to read a book or take a bath.
  • Multi-task: Look for ways to combine self-care with other activities you’re already doing, such as listening to a podcast or audiobook while you exercise.
  • Mindfulness: Try meditative tasks. Wash the dishes, brush your teeth, fold your laundry, etc. Try to focus your mind on only that one task throughout the entirety of doing it.
  • Say no: It’s okay to say no to commitments that don’t align with your self-care goals. Don’t be afraid to prioritize your own well-being and say no to things that don’t serve you.
  • Get support: Consider enlisting the help of a friend, family member, or coach to hold you accountable and support you in your self-care journey.

Remember, self-care doesn’t have to take up a lot of time. Even small acts of self-care can make a big difference in how you feel and how you show up in your business and personal life

Reply to with any questions you’d like me to answer here next week. I love to hear from our community, so don’t hesitate to get in touch.