Something vs. Nothing
If you are looking for a reason to NOT to do the thing you said you would do for yourself today… you will most certainly find one.
You don’t have groceries in the house.
You forgot to pack your gym clothes.
You had to pick-up your kid early from school.
You had to work late.
You’re out of alignment with the stars (just making sure are you are paying attention).
When you catch yourself today trying to rationalize, negotiate or compromise your way of your own self-care, you simply commit to doing SOMETHING rather than NOTHING.
“Something” might look like:
Going for a 20 min walk because you just can’t make it to the gym.
Grabbing a rotisserie chicken and salad greens at the store tonight for a quick and easy dinner because the kids have soccer you don’t have time to cook.
Pausing to take a few deep breaths because sitting down to do a 20-minute meditation today just can’t happen.
Taking a nap with your sick kid because you are exhausted and that is what “self-care” looks like for you right now.
Improving health isn’t about perfection, it is about being consistent with honoring the needs of your body by way of nutrition, movement, elegant thinking, and restoration.
Drawing smaller circles of expectation in these areas is not the problem.
Consistently doing nothing is.
I hope today you choose SOMETHING to do in honor of your health, no matter how small or seemingly insignificant it feels.
Choosing something consistently rather than nothing adds up to a lot of “somethings” over the months and years.
Nothing just adds up to…well… nothing.
Rumble & Rise with Grace & Grit
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