One big barrier to treating oneself well is lack of planning and preparation. It’s easy to run out of time, to be too busy, to not have enough money or time or to simply not have what you need when you need it. Without planning, excuses and “duties” get in the way of taking care of oneself.
Know and be ready for how you’re going to be healthy tomorrow.
- Commit to planning ahead each day this week.
- Pick a time or a moment in your day that you can set aside for planning.
- Set a reminder (or mental note) and commit to preplanning.
- When planning ahead, consider the following:
Look at your calendar: When do you have time to exercise (even if it’s just a 5 minute walk)?
What will you need for the activity you have planned?
Pack your waterbottle, spare clothes, shoes and whatever else you might need for tomorrow.
What meals will you prepare tomorrow? What will you need for your healthy meals?
Go shopping and/or batch cook some healthy staples ahead of time.
That’s it! Personally I find this to be a particularly hard step and am going to be working hard at it all week. I started last night by recommitting to my healthy diet, setting some small, easy to achieve goals and making a plan for today (Step #1 – write a blog post, hee hee). Wish me luck!
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