When will you commit to yourself?
How many times have you asked yourself this before?
You know how much better you feel when you commit to your practices, yet that’s the hardest thing to commit to.
What excuses do you observe ‘get in the way’ of your healthy habits like meditation, yoga, exercise, eating well, etc?
How is it that you know what is good for you, yet you do the bare minimum to get by?
What’s the best excuse you come up with?
As a Shamanic Empowerment Coach, my job is to empower people to commit to themselves and their well being.
Most people come to an empowerment coach not because they aren’t able to commit to external things (job, relationship, family), but rather because they have a tough time committing to the internal process of loving themselves.
I’ve heard every excuse in the book to prevent people from doing good things for themselves.
The most common I hear is “I’m too busy with _______(work, family, travel, kids, etc)”.
This excuse promotes that life is completely out of your control and that you have no say in your life.
Sometimes this means, “I don’t have the skills to prioritize my life.”
Other times this means, “I’m alone and I can’t ask for help.”
Or it could mean, “I need to feel important because I don’t feel good about myself.”
Or, better yet, “I don’t prioritize me.”
In the end, almost any excuse for not practicing your self-care really means, “I don’t truly love and care for myself.”
What’s your belief system around others that care for themselves?
I hear you saying things like that person is ‘selfish’, ‘lazy’ or ‘clearly not busy enough’ when you see them leave work at 5p and go to the gym.
I feel you getting jealous of others who dance in the fields, play in the woods, and sip coffee on the porch overlooking the mountain view.
I see you get mad at your partner when he goes out for a run and you are taking care of dinner.
You are judging and are in fact are upset that you didn’t set time aside for you.
What will it take for you to put yourself first? When will you finally commit to yourself?
What you don’t realize is that when you take care of yourself first, you will have more energy and love to go around.
When you fill your cup with prayer, meditation, affirmations, gratitude and self-care practices, you will have more patience and generosity available for others.
When you get clear on your priorities that fulfill your life, then your happiness is contagious and magnifies in others.
As your realize your dreams and actualize your visions, everyone around you benefits.
You don’t have to do it alone. Enroll, enlist, share and integrate your self-love and self-care practices into your life to include others and make it fun!
What’s stopping you from committing to yourself?
The next time you opt out from you, ask yourself what’s in the way.
Can you commit to yourself NOW?
Here’s 4 simple starters!
1. Notice your emotions and thoughts when you are NOT practicing self-care.
When you are not choosing YOU notice your emotions. What old stories, wounds, and habits are stopping you from loving yourself? What “can’t” you do and why?
2. In the moment, CHOOSE LOVING YOU!
What will bring you (and ultimately others) more love right now?
What’s really important? What will make you more happy in the present and can the other things wait?
4. Schedule your self-care.
You book appointments for everything else, why not for yourself? Make non-changeable, non-negotiable commitments/appointments for YOU to meditate, exercise and fill your cup.
Bonus Tip: Have fun!! Your life is yours to have and do what you will with it!
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