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How to Be No. 1

Sarah has two kids, a spouse and a full-time job. She feels like she can barely go to the bathroom alone.

Chris a lawyer. He works long hours, sometimes weekends, and likes to spend time with family.

Samantha has elderly parents that require a lot of care and attention. She brings them to doctors’ appointments and checks in often.

If I had to guess you’re one of the above in some form. We all have a lot going on and give a lot of ourselves to others. But if we are honest with ourselves, we all have time. We just need to take it.

The airlines have the best example when it comes to self-care. When the plane hits turbulence, masks deploy. The directions are as follows, you put your own mask on before helping others. Do it any other way and you won’t be able to help anyone else.

Likewise, putting your health and fitness—your engine—on the back burner will leave you sputtering. At some point you’ll be—quite literally—gasping for air.

When was the last time you took time to evaluate your self-care practices?

What does your current exercise routine look like? Did you quit the gym you joined last New Year’s Day or are you just no going? Do this simple step, block a specific time in your schedule, just like a doctor’s appointment. Get back on board. It’s not too late.

Do you have a solid exercise schedule? What does your recovery look like? After all, the gains we see from the gym come when we rest. Schedule a massage, yoga class or some quiet time. Block it off. Make it an appointment.

What does your nutrition look like? Does it need a little cleaning up? Mix a healthy meal in a healthy meal at least once a day. Start with one and go from there. If you need some guidance? We can help.

It’s so easy to brush off self-care, especially just before summer. Our houses are full with visitors, parties and cookouts are abundant, stress is high, vacations are frequent. But now, more than ever, it’s important to embrace self-care. Increasing physical activity, decreasing mental stress and being intentional with healthy eating is vital to supporting mental and physical health, staving off illness and recuperating faster if we fall ill.

Pull out your planner. Make an appointment with yourself (we have over 35 small group sessions each week to choose from). If you need some accountability book a call to talk about it

Be better at life by being better to yourself first.

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