Wen Soon - Self-Care Series 5
I had the great pleasure of speaking to Wen Soon, who dives deep into the topic of self-care.
He has his own blog where he shares his own experiences and self-care tips with his readers.
What is your name?
How long have you been working in your field?
Why did you choose this career?
I chose my career because I have seen many people struggle to take care of themselves, putting other people's well being above their own.
They do not see that they are hurting themselves and others around them by not taking care of themselves.
I am also studying to become a future marriage and family therapist and mental health counselor and feel that everyone from a wide variety of background needs self-care as part of their lives.
Through this education, I hope to help everyone make meaningful behavior changes in their lives.
What did you struggle with the most in the beginning of your business?
As a person who lives in Silicon Valley, the environment is known to be very fast paced.
People move very fast and expect the same from others. Slowing down is actually really hard.
I like to do things fast, so learning to slow down and do things right the first time around has been a challenge, though I am getting better at it.
In the empathy field, the best conversations are those that feel relaxed and slow.
There’s no pressure to get everything out at once and I learned about that when collaborating with other people.
I love to move fast when collaborating with others. However, I have learned that not everyone moves at the same pace.
Slowing down and working with people at a pace they are comfortable with will help build rapport in the long run.
How do you balance your work/life?
I am a current graduate student and a competitive ballroom and Latin dancer.
I learned to organize my time and work efficiently in time blocks.
If I devote time to a certain area, I remain focused on the task. Google calendar keeps me accountable because I am very forgetful.
However, if I schedule a time, I am more likely to follow through and stay focused on the task that I set out.
What does self-care look like for you?
I believe self-care is very individualistic for everyone and what may work for me may not necessarily work for everyone else.
I love to dance, so I spend every night dancing.
It helps get my mind off what is stressing me out and focus on my own body movements.
After the dance, I go home, take a shower, and watch some of my favorite shows and videos.
This is a great way for me to unwind from the day. On the days that I do not dance, I choose to read and write because it channels all my energy and focuses into something productive.
How did you overcome your struggles?
Writing a book on self-care has been my biggest success so far. It took a long time to write it and I'm proud to have reached out to so many people to talk to.
I have faced rejection, ghosting, and hardships because writing the first book is very challenging.
I look forward to releasing it in the next few months. It showcased to me that big projects can be plausible given enough effort over a long period of time.
If you met yourself 3-5 years ago in that struggle, what is the one thing you would tell yourself that could help?
To be honest, I have focused on public health 3-5 years ago so that may have been a huge shocker to suddenly write a book on self-care.
It’s a completely different field and never envisioned I would be anywhere near the self-help area.
I would tell myself to make more friends and connections in the health and wellness field.
It's okay to reach out to people you barely speak to because people are more willing to help than you think.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years when all your dreams come true?
I hope to have a successful book and blog out there around self-care.
It takes time to build experience in making your dream come true. I also hope to be certified in marriage and family therapy and counseling.
It’s been part of my dream to finally finish school and look forward to helping others reach the best version of themselves.
What are you working on that you want to share?
I'll be working on more self-care blogs and hope to make a bigger impact in the self-care community once the book gets finalized and published. Stay tuned! I look forward to your support. :)
If you’d love to collaborate with me on anything remotely on self-care (I’m very open), feel free to reach out to me. I follow through with my obligations and hope to build a solid connection with everyone.
Finally, if you have any questions on the topic of self-care, feel free to reach out to me.
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