Thursday, October 12, 2017

Self care is not selfish

How do you work on yourself? Work on your body and work on your mind. That is NOT selfish, it is your right to take care of your own personal well-being. Work on yourself like it is a job. If you are not spending time on your personal development you are not moving forward, you are just stuck standing still.
How do you work on yourself? Go to the gym and work on your body. Take the time to see your health as a priority and not a nuisance. Take the time to read books that develop your mindset. It's important to see value in all of these things as parts of a whole in your life. Learn about yourself, know your strengths and know what your weaknesses are. Be aware of everything because once you are aware you can change it.
It’s easy to neglect taking care of ourselves because when we’re busy and overwhelmed, even a small reprieve feels like a luxury. So actually taking time to eat lunch, exercise, and hang out with friends? That just feels like slacking.Self care actually helps you make progress faster for a few reasons:
#1- Self care prevents “overload burnout”: We’ve all been there: you push yourself to the point that you can’t take anymore so you just give up. Self care helps you avoid getting to that point.
#2- Self care reduces the negative effects of stress: A small amount of stress can serve a purpose, but after a while, it just breaks down your mind and body. Taking care of yourself means keeping your stress from taking over so you can function at full capacity.
#3- Self care helps you refocus:Breaks are great for helping you perform better.
#4- Make time to exercise. It’s easy to neglect exercise when you’re overextended because,exercise requires time and energy. make it part of your daily routine and not just a once in a while thing.
#5-Make the time to feed your body well. Yes, processed foods are easier to come by, but your body will thank you for taking the time to feed it solid nutritious foods. Food is fuel for your body and it is not to reward or treat yourself for a hard day or good training session.
My best suggestions are to really find what makes you happy. What allows you to feel alive? Are you thankful for what you have today and are you taking the time to really appreciate the smaller details that you might overlook. Being mindful of your surroundings is part of what makes you embrace your life and enjoy every small win of the day.

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