Do you find it hard to put yourself on the list? At the end of your day, do you think that there is no possible way you could do something for yourself?
Today we are chatting about 4 things that will help you put self care at the top of your list, no matter how busy you are.
Visualize the Consequences
So often we think, “I need to put myself on the list, but I just don’t know how” or “I don’t have time for that!”
But how much is it costing you to NOT put yourself first?
If you continue on the same trajectory, how are you going to feel in a week or two week or a month?
Most likely, you’ll feel out of gas, not taking care of yourself, and eating your feelings.
But it shouldn’t always be about the bad things we experience. You also need to consider the good things that will happen if you do start taking care of yourself.
Visualize what it’s going to look like and feel like when you carved some time out for yourself that day. What would you experience if you carved out some time to fill your cup? How would you feel in a week if you consistently did that? What would your boundaries and relationships be like?
Think about what it would be like 5 years down the road when you have been putting yourself first. You will feel great. You will look great. You will have better relationships.
That for me is powerful!
When your son has soccer practice, it’s on the calendar and it’s a non-negotiable, right? You schedule your dinner and family time around it.
Well what if you put that same commitment toward your self care. Consider it a non-negotiable. It’s not something that just gets erased from your calendar because you are too busy.
Prioritize you. Schedule it in pen, and stick to it!
Self care looks different to every person. It could be working out or gardening or reading a book in the tub. There is no right or wrong way to do self care.
Change Your Thoughts
Changing your thoughts is the catalyst to the magic for everything!
If you are constantly thing, “Ugh. . . working out” or “I hate to eat healthy” or even “I don’t have time for self care!” . . . Well, you are right!
Whether you think you can or you can’t, the answer is in your mind. You are the architect of your future, your thoughts will determine your actions, and your actions determine your habits.
So practice flipping your thoughts to “I get to” or “I’m blessed to” or “I’m lucky to.” When you change that perspective, it changes everything.
Whenever I’m in the depths of despair, misery, and depression, I pray. I pray to God and let Him know that I don’t want to feel the way I’m feeling. When you do that, I promise you, He will answer. It may not be in the time or way you wanted, but He will answer you.
And when you get the answer, confide in a friend or loved one, so they can cheer you on! When you have someone to join you in your crusade of self-care, you’ll notice a difference.
If you are thinking that there is no way you can fit in self care, then pray. God will give you ideas and inspiration. He cares about you. He wants you to be happy and fulfilled. He wants you to have those good consequences.
No matter your circumstances, life get’s overwhelming, but self care will help you move through those moments. And God will be there to support you, too. And if you need more support, then I’m here as well! Let’s hop on a call and talk through how I can help.
And remember – you get to put yourself on the list this week. Do 1 thing for you and then do it again the next day. That consistency is what will create magic.
Visualize the Consequences