I’m beginning to think that self-care is a bit cliché.
I see TV shows talk about it. I see other businesses try to sell it. I read magazine articles about it. John Tesh shares tips on his nightly radio show.
Self-care gets so much coverage, but it never seems to translate into actual self-care.
Know what I mean?
Last week I talked with a lady who is 36 years old, has 3 kids, a full-time job, is married, and has 2 dogs. She barely has time to breathe.
She knows she needs to take better care of herself, but she’s hesitant.
Because she’s been down this path so many times before. She swears that because (the kids are going back to school, it’s the new year, she turned 36, etc.) that she’s really gonna do it this time.
But deep down – she’s not excited about working out or eating well.
She does want to feel better. She wants to look better. She wants to be happier.
But working out is never fun. And eating healthy is super-boring.
She’s kind of tired of feeling this way. Overwhelmed is her word for how she feels.
How can she possibly start to all of a sudden workout a ton, eat no sugar or carbs, start meditating, doing a daily journal, write love notes to her husband, reach out to old friends, take long walks in nature, and read a book every 3 days?
Like I said earlier. She barely has time to breathe.
I’m glad she reached out to me though. I hear stories like hers a lot. The self-care industry is important, but boy-oh-boy do they have a way of making most of us feel super-guilty about what we’re NOT doing.
That never makes us feel good.
It’s one of the many reasons I believe in a journey.
If I want to reach a goal, I have to take steps towards that goal.
One step at a time. And repeat. And repeat.
Being healthy is a habit with no end date. It’s something we all work on daily. Some days we’re rockstars and other days we’re lucky to make it out of the house looking somewhat human.
Don’t let self-care be a source of stress. Simply pick one thing to focus on and do that one thing for the next week.
Decide to eat a healthy breakfast every day. Decide to hit the gym 3 days this week.
Just decide and commit.
One of the reasons I started Complete Fitness is because I believe the journey can be easier when we have the right tools in place. I’m not talking about TRX stations or kettlebells here. I’m talking about accountability, friends, and someone to help guide you.
I’d love the chance to meet up and chat. It takes 30-minutes and there’s absolutely no commitment needed from you. I just want to connect and share what I do because it’s so different than what you might be used to. Our clients get the results that they want.
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