Self-care isn't selfish; it's actually the most important thing you can do. When you put your health and well-being first, you'll feel healthier and happier, and you'll have more energy to share with others.
Unfortunately, so many of us have spent so long going through the motions of our day that it’s hard to imagine how to nourish our body, mind, and spirit.
Here are a few tips to help you begin to REALLY nourish yourself:
1. Stop eating crap.
If you're fully committed to honoring and appreciating your body, mind, and spirit, then you need to back away from the chocolate, chips, pop, and junk. As yummy as those Cheetos may taste, they are not food and they are bringing you down.
2. Eat clean.
Treat your body like the amazing being that it is and feed it the fuel that will allow it to feel and be healthy and free. Toss the processed non-foods and fill up on whole, nutrient-dense real foods; fruits, veggies, whole grains, nuts, seeds, legumes ... This is GOOD stuff and your body will celebrate!
Move your body as much as you can each and every day. Find something that you love to do: walking, swimming, yoga, group fitness, playing with your kids etc ... Find what works and do it!
4. Grab a friend and have fun losing the crap, eating clean and getting active together ...
There is power in sharing your commitment to nourishing yourself with someone who is also focused on this amazing lifestyle shift—you'll hold each other accountable!
5. Remember: each moment is a new opportunity to choose you and your best self.
When you veer off the path of "amazing you," be kind, move forward, and readjust your compass to get back on track. Every day is a new day and a new opportunity for you to put yourself first and commit to creating the life you deserve. And if you don’t believe you deserve to feel happy, look great and love yourself ... don’t just fake it until you make it, fake it until you BECOME it.
You can become the best you ever. This is your year to nourish yourself with kindness, respect, play, fun, yoga, and clean-eating. I challenge you to shake things up and bring yourself out of the rut by creating a new and improved way to approach your life.