Do you ever wonder, how you are supposed to find time to prioritize your health? You know you want to, but you just can't seem to do that one thing you have been wanting to do?
Maybe you are overworked, stressed, in pain or just don't want to add another item to your "to do" list? Or maybe you are overwhelmed because you know several things to do with your health needs attention.
I totally get it. I am a mom (aka run the household, cook, run errands, pay bills, help with homework, etc) and I am a working woman. Oh, and by the way, did I mention I have a new baby too, whew! I got to tell you some days can get pretty hectic!
So, how do some people seem to have it all together when it comes to their health and others don't?
Well, first things first. Everyone had to start somewhere. Period. Something that triggered them to say hmmmm...maybe I should address that.
One of my "first aha moments" was when I started to realize maybe it wasn't normal that if I didn't eat every two hours I would get highly highly irritated (yes I turned into a mad woman sometimes) and even get weak or dizzy to the point I would start eating everything in sight til I felt better again.
I started to research and look into "why" that was happening to me and learned that it had to do with the types of high sugar/carb content food I was eating. It would spike my blood sugar, then crash...every few hours because of the types of foods I was eating.
Over several years time, I learned much and experimented with giving up sugar or high carbs, learned to juice and discovered what foods helped me keep an even blood sugar level through out the day.
It didn't happen overnight, and to be honest there are still times where I find myself crashing. But for the most part I have learned to keep my blood sugar pretty stable.
The point I am making is it didn't happen overnight. It was a gradual process of making it a point to become the investigator and student of my own health.
It's starts with a mindset change. You can easily begin this journey to better health by simply deciding to start listening more to the whispers (signals) your body is telling you.
Then just make a decision to do something about "that one thing" that is really irritating you. Just focus on that one thing til you get it down! That's the secret to finding the time to implement something new into your self care routine.
One thing at a time til you get good at it. It becomes empowering too!
Small daily or weekly consistent action steps build upon each other and before you know it you have created a new habit!!!
Will you slip up? Ya, probably. I know I do, but it sure feels good to know that I over the course of the week I am taking some type of action towards a specific health goal I am working on.
Back to how I regularly keep my blood sugar stable....I first started with giving up the most prominent thing I could think of... soda and juice.
Next I took action in giving up sugar for 5 whole days....this led to amazing things and that year I even took my exercise to a whole other level.
A few years later, I learned all about "green juice" and smoothies...this gave me awesome energy levels through out the day and for awhile I did them almost daily.
Now bring me to today, I make sure I get a REAL breakfast every morning, and I still juice/smoothie occasionally through out the week when I feel like I need an extra dose of good healthy greens or super foods.
It all builds upon another over time gradually. So, what is ONE thing you are going to work on right now in your life?
Tell me! I want to know! Leave a comment below or post in our facebook group!!!!
Elizabeth Diebold is a wellness lifestyle coach & business mentor. A former massage therapy business owner, she now helps others along their life path in health & business. She is also is Marketing & Sales Manager for a local St. Louis health, beauty and luxury lifestyle publication, Yoga & Spa Magazine. She is a proud mom of two sons and loves life!