3 Steps To Giving Back To Yourself
By Laura Kelly-Pifer
It happens to the best of us and it’s part of being human. We get busy, stressed and might fall off the wagon a time or two with our diets and/or fitness. Sometimes we get so busy giving to others that we forget to give back to ourselves. It’s easy to do. I’ve been there but today, I want to share with you a few things to think about and begin to put into practice. This can work regardless of the diet or meal plan your follow and the fitness you do. Grab your pen and paper and let’s get started.
1. What have you accomplished? Write down everything you have accomplished in the last week. Let’s forget about what didn’t go right but instead focus on what DID go right. I want you to continue to move forward with your healthy eating, exercise and of course, my favorite….”me” time. All I’m asking is that you do your best and forget the rest, just like Tony Horton, the creator of P90X, says. And, if you slip up than forgive yourself and move forward.
2. What can you be grateful for? Is it a loving and supportive family, a coach who pushes you farther? Write down any and everything that you’re thankful for and celebrate the good things that you’ve been given. And, let those folks who you’re grateful for, know it. Tell them thank you regardless of what time of year it is. It can mean the world to them and in my opinion, is one of the greatest gifts you can pass along to someone. And as an added bonus, it feels good saying it to others.
3. What do you need to give yourself today? What I mean by that is this.take a look and see where you might be slipping. If it’s time, I want you to focus and figure out on how you can make more time for yourself. Yes, even if it’s just 10 minutes I want you to find your “me” time. If it’s your diet, think about some simple changes that you can make that make and manage to help you stay on track. Maybe it’s something as simple as having a shake for breakfast verses trying to cook in the morning.
Whatever it is you need, you deserve to receive it. I truly believe that. It’s okay to give to yourself too. Don’t forget that. You wrote down answers to the questions above so now I want to make sure you do that. I want you to take care of you, rejoice in your accomplishments, regardless of the size and be in a state of gratitude! You’ll be amazed at how much progress you can make when you do this.
Let’s commit to making life extraordinary. Ready, set, GO!
Laura Kelly-Pifer is a Fitness Coach who strives to help others by giving hope and support to those that are dissatisfied with their current situation. Whether you are lacking physically, emotionally, financially, or nutritionally she is here to help you see REAL RESULTS!