Health & Well Being, Personal Stories

Self-care Comes FIRST

Seriously, this gets missed A LOT by MANY people!

Speaking from my own experience, I have a tendency to put everyone in my life’s needs before my own & by the end of the day, I am spent with no energy to give back to myself.

Recently, I have been switching it up.

Checking in with myself each MORNING & ensuring what I need from myself for the day, I get.

What this has shown me is that I am still able to be there & support others like I always did (if not even better now) & all my own personal needs are taken care of & I do not waiver from ensuring they are in a timely manner everyday!

So do what you need to do to take care of yourself FIRST & then watch how much easier it is to be there for others!

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Health & Well Being, Personal Stories

The Importance of Self Love…

I have been thinking a lot lately about how I take care of myself and questioning whether or not I really take the time to check in within myself and ask “how am I doing?”

Many of us go about our day ensuring that everyone around us has what “they” need and often times forget to check in and make sure we are taken care of.

Can anyone relate?

Only recently did I notice how not checking in with myself left me with this feeling of being like a hamster on a wheel running like mad to get things done and actually not getting anywhere.  Hamsters actually enjoy this activity, however, I have discovered for sure that I am NOT a hamster and that IS good news!

Here is what I discovered when I took the time to really look….what I needed was personal time to write.

I bet you thought I was going to say dance…Actually that would be second but WRITING…writing comes FIRST!

Writing is something that has always given me great pleasure.

For me, it is not something that I need to share with anyone and that being said, sometimes I choose to share my writing….but for the purpose of taking care of me, I just need time to write at least once a day.

Sometimes I know what I want to write about and sometimes it becomes what I refer to as a “mind dump”….just let it all out and then I can breathe again.

It is important to me that others understand that as successful as you may think I am, I literally am no different from anyone else. I forget to take care of myself sometimes.  I have thoughts that do not empower me all the time. Sometimes I really do not want to work out.

What I know though is that when I honor myself by taking time to write, bring back the positive thoughts and work out whether I “want to” or not, I always always always feel better and am able to support those around that I  love to the fullest!

It is important to discover at least one thing that you can do to take care of your SELF that will light you up and light your soul on fire!  Whatever it is for you, love it, give yourself the time to do it NO MATTER HOW BUSY YOU THINK YOU ARE and know that YOU are the most important person in your life.

Without YOU, there is NO amazing life!



Benefits of Movement

Don’t Let the Weather Win!

Some people are getting stopped by the recent weather in Toronto.  What I mean by stopped is, I hear that it is a chore in itself to get to and from work….once home from work….they do not want to venture back out into the cold to work out.

Here is the thing and the way I see it:  If you are willing to go to all the trouble to get to work and work for someone else, then set yourself up to win by working on yourself.

What does that mean?

Venturing out to work IS work.  I recommend that you take care of yourself EVEN MORE in these frigid conditions. It is easier to slip and fall with what the sidewalks are like.  Not saying that working out will prevent this from happening but if you are sticking to your fitness routine, your body will be stronger if it were to happen and may heal faster.

When leaving the house in the morning, take what you need WITH YOU to go right from work right to wherever you do your workout. (Even better if it is in the building you work in! If you want that to happen, contact me, our company will COME TO YOU!)  This also includes a snack you may need to refuel after work before the workout and something to sustain you after your workout for the trek home.  Be sure to bring an extra warm layer of clothing for your trip home as well. Once you have worked out you will feel warm but as the warmth and sweat begin to cool off, you can catch a chill if you don’t dress appropriately.

When you get home, after establishing this routine for yourself, you will see that you will not be making yourself wrong or blaming the weather for why you didn’t get your workout in because YOU ACTUALLY DID IT!!!

Take the time and establish your routine, even in this weather, to take care of YOU!  When it becomes a part of your routine, just like knowing you have to get up and go to work each day, then there really are no excuses for why you can’t do it!

Think about it!

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