It’s easy for things in life to pull you in one direction – and then the next. People to tell you to do this or that. My life started changing for the better when I focused on myself. Not in a narcissistic way, but a way that I realized that I am my best advocate. You will see amazing changes in your life, too, if you do what’s best for yourself, not everyone else. I have always been a people pleaser. One that doesn’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings, one that wants to be friends with everyone, or one that puts everyone’s needs first. Can you relate?
But – that all changed when a few people around me told me that I need to always do what’s best for me. Since finding #workitout100, working out became my priority – and I have never felt better about my life. Prioritizing your health is key. Even if it’s just for 15-30 minutes. We’re all busy, but setting aside that time for yourself will help in so many areas of your life. If the kids are running around – turn on a movie or their favorite show, and do some high intensity training, bodyweight training, or a quick run/walk. Something is better than nothing.
When you prioritize things that better you – you will start to see and feel a change. Relationships that are important to me became stronger, I felt healthy & confident (of course, I am always striving for better though), and all in all – I was just happy. Set goals for yourself. Decide on who you want to surround yourself with. At the end of the day- ask yourself- did I do what I wanted to today? What do I want to do tomorrow? Live in the present moment. Easier said than done, but by focusing on the present, you will find yourself worrying less.
A favorite analogy of mine is to focus on yourself first, before helping others – similar to an oxygen mask on the airplane. It’s hard to give to others if you’re not taking care of yourself. So, go out there, take care of yourself – and you will come a long way. Each day is a gift & we must make the most of it.