Good morning everyone,
As a new Mom who struggles to balance the demands of motherhood and often forgets to take care of myself, I wanted to touch on this topic today…
The choices we make in life are decided upon from our intellect, life experiences, and emotions. Choices control our fate. What does it take to make one choose a life of health, fitness, and happiness? It takes the knowledge that it benefits me, and the passion to live a full and long life. So don’t we all have this knowledge & passion? Then why does the average American still not meet the minimum daily recommended requirements in exercise & nutrition? What piece is missing? What gets in the way?
Today we are so busy with the other stuff, like work, kids, friends & family, that we don’t make ourselves a priority. When we start putting ourselves at the bottom of the priority list, everything else in our lives begins to suffer as well. Symptoms of stress, fatigue, becoming overweight, and depression begin to manifest, and the result is all other areas of our lives suffer as well. (We are less productive at work because we are tired, we can’t play with our kids or participate in sports because we are not physically fit enough, or we don’t enjoy company because we are depressed.)
There is a significant need to re-evaluate our daily routines and start scheduling in our “ME” time. We must stop running ourselves into the ground and start putting ourselves at the top of our priority list!
So here’s your Assignment…
Today when you’re making your TO-DO list, write down “ME-TIME” and pencil in at least 30 minutes. You can use this time to go for a walk, get in a work-out, do some stretching, meditate, or just relax with a good book. Give yourself “ME-TIME” for every single day of this week. By next Monday, you will feel stronger mentally, physically, and emotionally, and you will be on your way to a longer and happier life!
Today I will do what others won’t so tomorrow I can accomplish what others can’t. –Jerry Rice
Dedicated to your success,