Self-Care Sunday Interview with Paula Hemmings

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Introduce yourself – tell us a little bit about yourself

I’m Paula Hemmings, business and marketing mentor at Kick Ass Entrepreneurs Club and Podcast Host at Kick Ass Talks.

I’m a Mummy to one beautiful little boy and by day I am a serial entrepreneur with a specialist background in running smalls businesses, marketing, event marketing and management.

I have grown several successful companies from the ground up ranging from cleaning to marketing.

Since the age of 8, I knew being an entrepreneur was the route for me I started off as an entrepreneur at the young age of 14.

I am now super privileged to be able to help business owners to Kick Ass & Change the world as well as get more income and more clients!

 

With self-care, it is a joy to exist.

 

How do you define self-care and what does it mean to you?

To me, self-care is putting my own oxygen mask on first.

It is to look after myself mentally, physically and spiritually.

To listen to my body…..If I’m tired I sleep, if I’m feeling overwhelmed I pull back, when the world is talking too much I retreat to my little sanctuary and sign out from all of the noise.

If I want chocolate I eat it! Mmmmmmm Self-care.

 

Why is self-care important, particularly for women?

Self-care is super important because as women we are brought up to be strong for everyone else whilst often no-one to be strong for us.

We are supporters, nurtures, Mothers, Wives Daughters and much more but we often neglect to be there for ourselves.

Without self- care- the world can be a lot to deal with full of stress and strain.

With self-care, it is a joy to exist.

 

Journaling helps me to organise my thoughts as well as express any concerns and feelings.

 

How do you practice self-care in your daily life?

I’m quite on the ball with my self-care but it took me 30+ year to become so.

My alarm goes off at 5.30 am and that is my time to:

  • Meditate
  • Journal
  • Practice gratitude
  • Check in with my goals
  • Read

By 7.00 am I am super ready for the day ahead and I bounce out of bed, my self-care practice also sees me in bed by 9.30 pm.

I eat a healthy breakfast and hit the gym most days.

 

What part of your self-care routine is most important to you? And is there one that is vital to you even when you’re having the worst day?

Journalling is one of my most important practices because my mind can be a busy place with all sorts of thoughts flying around.

Journaling helps me to organise my thoughts as well as express any concerns and feelings.

It’s like having a frank chat with my BFF with no judgement, just someone there for me and only me.

It is also a great way to look back and to see how far I have grown.

 

Start with something simple…

 

What is your biggest challenge when it comes to self-care?

My biggest challenge with my self-care is sticking to a routine when I’m out of my normal routine, for example when I’m away from home or during the school holidays.

Being the fixer that I am, I’m creating a new routine for when I’m not in routine which is a relaxed version of my normal schedule.

 

What do you think are some of the most common misconceptions about self-care?

It sounds less important than it actually is and it’s a word that seems quite fashionable at the moment.

I think it’s also seen as a passing fad that won’t stay around but it’s been around forever and won’t be going anywhere soon.

 

What tips, resources or advice can you share for anyone struggling with self-care?

Start with something simple like a long soak in the bath whilst listening to a podcast or reading a book.

Add in additional self-care habits one at at time when you get into the self-care routine.

 

Without happiness what’s the point?

 

What are your favourite self-care mantras, quotes, poems, songs, books or movies?

I am are very powerful words, therefore I use these words often along with words such as:

  • Organised
  • Financially Free
  • Beautiful
  • Important
  • Happy

 

What is the most important advice would you give to your younger self?

I would tell myself to love and value myself because I am worthy.

 

What is your hope for your future and the future of women?

My hope for the future is to be happy and stress-free and I wish the same for other women. Without happiness what’s the point?

 

Connect with Paula

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Website: kaentrepreneurs.co.uk

Twitter: @paulahemmings

Instagram: @paulahemms

Facebook: paula.hemmings

2 thoughts on “Self-Care Sunday Interview with Paula Hemmings

  • at 11:43 pm
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    I know Paula personally and she embodies self-care! She’s very disciplined and I applaud her for getting up early each day to start her self-care routine. Definitely an inspiration of mine.

  • at 4:46 pm
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    Yes, Paula definitely sounds super disciplined, which is something I’m working on!

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