Monday, June 16, 2014

Committing to Yourself

Nothing is ever easy when it's worth it. Can we all agree? This goes with everything... jobs, relationships, family and the list goes on. When it comes to committing to your health, this road is also not the easiest one, but it is absolutely worth it. The benefits alone in sleep, the way you feel, frame of mind and general outlook on life will change. However, this in no way happens over night. It is important to above all be patient with yourself. Don't beat yourself up for the cookie you had, and certainly don't fret if you haven't made your goal in steps today. The most important thing you can do when it comes to changing habits is to be gentle with yourself and cultivate a mindset around awareness.

Noticing how you feel when you do certain things, such as eat certain foods, and get the right amount of sleep is perhaps one of the most important things we can do when it comes to our health. Noticing how you feel when making those choices is also valuable. It's easy to grab the cookie or go for the glass of wine after a long day, what might be a little more challenging but all the more worth it is to get up and go to that yoga class, or take a 10 minute walk just to simply slow down and breathe.

Not everything has to be accomplished all at once. This journey is one of baby steps. Give yourself permission to be kind to yourself. Be proud of yourself right now and make the choice to commit to your own well being.

"I'm not telling you it's going to be easy, I'm telling you it's going to be worth it."

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