This week’s self care tip is all about taking baby steps.
Ever decided to commit to caring for yourself? You try it a few times, maybe you even last a week or two, and then what happens? You end up reverting to you old habits and your self care routine falls to the wayside.
Part of the reason maybe that you had a grand plan that was hard to stick to. The same way you wouldn’t have a post op hip replacement patient take a jog down the hallway, is the same way you shouldn’t try to make radical changes that are pretty much impossible.
Let me give you a concrete example:
You understand how important self care is so you decide that you are going to start eating right, exercising 4 times a week, making time for solitude, changing your negative thoughts, and journaling in the morning and at night.
All of that sounds great, but what’s the problem? The problem is that it is too much all at once. The chances of you sticking with so many changes and new habits are slim to none.
Instead, try baby steps. Maybe try replacing one “unhealthy” meal a day with one healthier alternative. Or spending 10 minutes every night to write what you are grateful for in a journal.
The point is to start small and build. That is one of the reasons I give you a different tip every week. Some tips may really resonate with you, and others may not. You don’t have to do all of them. In fact, I don’t want you to even try. You can try a different tip every week or pick one tip and stick with it until it becomes a habit, and then add on another tip the following week.
It’s up to you; just remember: BABY STEPS!!!
In the comments below, let me know what you have tried lately for your own self care.
Till next time,