Truly Healthy People Do Self-Care

The Prime the Pump Planner #WellBeing

“I show my love. But sometimes, when I don’t take care of myself, doing for others can be too much. Having a solid self-care base is the only way I can maintain my health, my business, my relationships and my sanity. And I bet I’m not alone. So what does self-care mean? It’s simple—it’s about supporting yourself. Listening and tending to your needs, creating boundaries so that you don’t get exhausted, fueling your body instead of draining it and practicing the art of loving yourself. Scars, wounds, age spots and all. And in case you were wondering, self-care is not selfish—it’s responsible. You don’t serve yourself or anyone else (your dreams included!) if you’re too pooped,” Kris Carr, Crazy Sexy Cancer

What self-care looks like for some of our clients:

  • Listening to music while doing… anything
  • Training at Fit Chicks! 3x per week
  • Journaling/Talking to yourself like you would a Bestie
  • Having a Skype or FaceTime date with a Bestie
  • Listening to meditations & uplifting sermon talks while snuggling with a favorite blanket
  • Preparing a flat out healthy & yummy meal
  • Lights out at 10pm, eyes open at 6am
  • Accepting help from others
  • Releasing resentment, frustration, anger and any other mental blocks that make them cranky
  • Connecting with a friends and family in your tribe
  • Watching movies or a TV show that inspires
  • Honoring the real YOU, not the you, you or others think you should be one day
  • Rubbing a drop of essential oil in the palms, then around the neck before cupping hands to the face (yes, this one is Coach Roz’s newest “30-sec selfcaring” practice. I carry a little bottle in my purse)

What self-care is not:

  • Staying awake to answer every single email and Facebook post
  • Saying “yes, okay” to obligations you dread
  • Hanging out with people who drain, period
  • Demolishing all of the Windmill cookies when sad (“Yes, all of them,” Coach Roz)
  • Helping and serving others more than helping or serving Self
  • Drinking too much, too often
  • Grudgingly slogging to the gym or eating healthy because women’s magazines tell you that your butt, belly and boobs should be like this air-brushed model’s body

Plan, Act, Repeat

When it comes to long-term solutions, creating new habits is key. When you’re embarking on something new, especially something as important as self-care, set yourself up for success by making a short, do-able plan (not an epic to-do list!).

Clean Eating is Self-care, too

Guess what? I wasn’t born eating clean, but after years of practice it’s a daily do. Planning my success is how I run my life and my business — and I’m the Chief Coach of both. So whether you’re committing to using measuring cups for portion control, eating 3 MORE servings of vegetables each day or eliminating the fast food meals —mapping out your goals and when you’ll fit them into your schedule is how you’ll make them happen! #ThinnerForLife!