Making Your HIH Moment (and Yourself) a Priority!
It’s February, the month of love. Let’s take a moment for a little self love and check in with ourselves! We are two months into 2019 and I want to know how we are doing with our New Year’s resolutions. How many of us resolved to exercise more and get our #HIHMoment in daily, or a few times a week? How many of us are hitting our goals and how many are struggling? Whichever side of the fence you are on, it doesn’t hurt to have a few motivational words and some encouragement to keep going. So that’s what I’m going to give you today!
I recently read Rachel Hollis’ Girl, wash your face; and let me tell you it is fantastic! In one chapter she addresses the issue of making/breaking promises to ourselves and makes an excellent comparison. Check it: if you had a friend who was always flaking out on you, naturally you would start to lose trust in that person’s word. You would expect that they will not show up for you when they say they will. The message their actions relay is that you are not worth their time, or unimportant. It wouldn’t say much about the quality of the friendship. Now, when we vow to do something for ourselves (like exercise 5 times a week or whatever your promise may be) and fail to follow through, our mind begins to accept the false promise. It becomes easy to fall into a pattern where what we say to ourselves and what we put into action do not match, the more we fail to show up. We are failing to commit and flaking out on the ourselves! She says this much more eloquently than I do…her book is worth the read. But the point is that when we tell ourselves we are going to do something, it is so very important to follow through. Otherwise we lose faith and trust in our own word! And nobody wants to be friends with that girl.
I know it can be difficult to stick to a schedule. Life gets busy, we get tired and it’s easy to pass on a sweat sesh before the day starts, or after a long day’s work. But I want you to be your own best friend and show up! Put your health at the top of your priority list. Nothing else matters if you aren’t healthy, and oftentimes we only come to appreciate this truth when we find ourselves in poor health. Don’t wait for that breaking point. Stop thinking about it and stop procrastinating. You want to be fit and healthy? Then decide to be, and just get up in the morning and workout. Go for a walk, breathe in the fresh air. Take a moment and appreciate the air filling your lungs. Not a morning person? Then sign up and go to that fitness class you’ve been dying to try after work. Whichever way you like to work up a sweat, do it. Get that Healthy is Hot moment in! Just start. Commit to yourself the way you do to your most important friends and family. You know the people whom you truly value and would never flake out on? Apply that same mentality to your own goals and treat yourself the same way. Once you do, hitting the snooze and skipping your a.m. workout will no longer be an option. After a few days, you will get into a routine where you feel better and are excited for that morning workout. You’ll feel proud of yourself for sticking to a goal and seeing it through. And most importantly you will be thankful for loving yourself enough to show up for your health! You can do this!
Get your #HIHmoment in, tag us, or leave a comment; let us know you did because we want to celebrate your daily achievements with you! And we want you to know that we are proud of you too!
Sending you love & light HIH fam!
Your @HealthyisHot chiropractor -- Dr. Chelsey