Permission to Make Yourself a Priority
Everyone is busy. Right? You talk to your friends, coworkers, family and ask them how they're doing. What's the response we get? What's the response we give?
"Things are going okay, we are so BUSY!"
Busy-ness seems to be glorified in our workaholic culture, and being busy is okay. As long as you are busy doing the things that make you happy. If you're busy just to be busy? Well, it's time for a shake up.
When everyone is so busy being busy, it can be hard to carve out the time and money to take care of #1: yourself. There are lots of things and people competing for your time and energy—but how will you have the energy to take care of those things and people if you don't take care of yourself?
So here it is: we give you permission to make yourself and your health a priority. That load of laundry can wait until tomorrow, GO TO BED. That episode of Game of Thrones will still be there this weekend, so GET TO THE GYM. You can drink Diet Coke any time, DRINK SOME WATER.
Your kids/family/spouse/coworkers want you to be happy and patient with them, so do what you need to do to get to that place. Make it a habit to do the things that keep your bucket full so that you have plenty to give others. Things like meal planning and prep on the weekends can make a big difference in saving you time and help you make healthy choices throughout the week.
Many people make excuses about finding time to exercise and eat healthy. The time is there if you look for it and you want it. This is the only chance you have to feel great and prevent a slew of lifestyle diseases that are plaguing Americans. Don't start tomorrow, start today.