Isn't it about time we take care of ourselves too? Lately I've noticed that I work really hard to be kind and patient with others ~ my kids, the barista at the coffee shop, the driver who forgot that green means go . . .
People make mistakes, and I get it. I'm happy to be the one to share a smile and brighten their day if I can. I realize that their mistakes aren't usually done *to* me, and that life is too short to sweat the small stuff.
But, what if I make a mistake? My heart starts pounding, my face gets red and I get so worried about what others will think that I jump down my own throat first. What if I get too busy to eat and then can't satisfy my hunger in the evenings before bed, giving in to snacking and not making good food choices? I'd quickly forget that my body is hungry because I didn't eat enough in the early hours of the day. I would get down on myself and frustrated with my lack of willpower. And so quickly I would jump to judge myself and beat myself up over it. The more I do this, the more I lose confidence in my capabilities to truly make a change in my life. Sound familiar?
A little dramatic, yes. However, a simple problem with a simple solution becomes big when we jump to conclusions.
Be kind. To others, and to yourself. You are not a series of good actions and bad. You are not even made up of your actions at all. When you make a mistake, it's okay. Even when it's big. Please be kind to yourself, apologize to someone if you need to, shake it off and try to do better next time. Too often we beat ourselves up over the little things, and those little things turn into major issues down the road, shaking our self-confidence.
Remember: Every day is a new day, and every decision is a new chance to take care of yourself and others. Choose well, as often as you can. Forget the "should's" here. Your life will be better for it, one good decision at a time!
We're about to start our 28 day Little Black Dress Challenge at our Personal Training Studio in Los Gatos. Women of all ages and stages will be joining together to meet some major health and fitness goals, and I am SO excited to join them as I step up my fitness levels even more! This is a time to hit a "reset" button this summer, to learn how to take care of yourself in such a way that you can sustain and still work towards the life that you want. Akari, Leah and I are so excited to pour into the ladies in the challenge and have this be an amazing month for them!
It's not too late to sign up for the challenge. Go online at http://www.thenewbasis.com/LBD to book your Little Black Dress Challenge consultation today! Bring a friend and get an awesome thank you for referring! Who's in?