Self-care is one of the most overlooked areas of our lives. Without taking the time for ourselves, we’re often left drained, unfulfilled and just plain unhappy. On today’s episode of Chasing Dreams, Aimee J. chats with Dr. Jattu Senesie. Jattu is the founder of Essence of Strength, a business with a mission of helping people integrate self-care into their routine and truly find their purpose. After spending 7 years as an OBGYN, it was clear to Jattu that this wasn’t the right path for her. She found herself yearning for more out of life and 5 years ago, she decided to make a change. She didn’t have a plan, but she was determined to find her purpose. After experiencing the process of integrating self-care into her life, she realized it was the missing link for so many others. That’s why she decided to dedicate her life to helping people like her follow their true path in life.
Why we forget about self-care.
For many people, especially those in the medical field, self-care is the last thing on their mind. It seems selfish to focus on your own needs when your job is to help others. The fact is, according to Jattu, if you don’t take care of yourself, you can’t take care of others. She shares why this is such a difficult thing to grasp and how she helps women understand its value in daily life. In her own journey, Jattu failed to practice self-care and therefore ignored the signs that what she was doing with her life wasn’t right for her. She decided being a doctor was her Plan A and she spent years focusing on making it work. When Jattu finally understand she was on the wrong path, it took time to adjust and find her way. Her goal is to help others avoid these missteps and point them in the right direction sooner.
Giving yourself permission to be happy.
Happiness can be elusive. The fact is, you must understand yourself before you can find true happiness in your life. Jattu shares the importance of coming to terms with self-care as a valuable asset in life and how it equips you to recognize the signs that something just isn’t right. She delves deeper into the subject of happiness and discusses how a favorite Socrates quote inspired her along her journey. The quote, The unexamined life is not worth living, is all about finding out what works for you in life. Jattu discusses how she helps her clients think about the things in life that bring them fulfillment and happiness, and how this paves the way to their purpose in life. When you give yourself permission to be happy, you’re saying it’s okay to take care of yourself and follow your true path.
The ripple effect of making changes in your life.
Jattu delves into the idea that making small changes in your life will begin to grow into big changes. It’s all about doing what’s right for you, which can be tough when faced with a stack of expectations from others. Jattu shares the reactions she got when she left medicine and how she still gets those reactions today. All too often, others don’t quite understand the need to follow your true path, but the important thing is that you stay true to yourself and allow yourself to find true happiness in life. By discovering what’s unique to her clients and what things drive their purpose, Jattu is able to help them tap into the true essence of your path.
Achieving goals that are in line with your purpose.
As Aimee J. closes out her chat with Jattu, the discuss some tips that can help Chasing Dreams listeners get started on the path to self-care. She shares a bit more about working with clients and how they react to the process of discovering their true purpose and path in life. Jattu shares an important tip that can change your perspective: be present in every moment. By being honest with yourself, Jattu says, you’ll put yourself on track to truly understand what your focus is each day. This conversation with Jattu Senesie is filled with inspiration and practical tips you can implement into your own life. You don’t want to miss this episode of Chasing Dreams with Aimee J.
OUTLINE OF THIS EPISODE:
- [0:57] Introduction of Jattu Senesie of Essence of Strength.
- [2:19] Why self-care is important and how we often forget to make it a priority.
- [3:23] How Jattu found her mission and what she did to make it happen.
- [6:24] Did Jattu find her happiness?
- [7:38] The quote that influenced Jattu’s path.
- [9:18] When should a person start to examine their life?
- [10:58] Giving yourself permission to dream and be happy.
- [13:50] Struggling with decisions about what is expected of you.
- [17:24] Does Jattu regret going to medical school?
- [19:31] What a typical coaching session with Jattu is like.
- [24:05] How implementing small changes can have a profound impact on your life.
- [25:56] The experiences her clients have when they come to Jattu for coaching.
- [27:34] The ripple effect of making changes in your life.
- [29:14] Jattu’s tips to help you focus on self-care.
- [31:24] Is there a place for multi-tasking while being present in every moment?
- [32:27] Jattu’s one piece of advice for Chasing Dreams listeners.
- [35:56] Aimee’s recommendation of Jattu’s work.
When you wake up in the morning, ask yourself, “What needs to happen for me to be today’s best version of myself?”
RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:
JATTU ON SOCIAL MEDIA:
Twitter – @EssenceStrength
Facebook – Essence of Strength
LinkedIn – Jattu Senesie
TWEETS YOU CAN USE: