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Promise to YOUrself!

Thursday, February 09, 2012

The most important promises are the ones you make to yourself. Pay Attention. Appreciate. Listen. Imagine. ~ Mary Anne Radmacher

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What promises or commitments have you made to yourself lately? Being members of this community - one sure thing is that we have committed to making changes to our lives to become healthier. But we must be more specific don't we?!

To keep those promises alive, we must work at them each and every day - with every choice we make.

The promise I made myself this month was to practice 'self-love' and that is a huge commitment because it encompasses so much. Self-love means caring for YOUrself! As I walked in the stores yesterday and saw all the Valentine's gifts - I reflected on the gifts that I can give myself. As I love myself, I nourish my body with healthy food, I provide myself with activity to stay strong and healthy and I incorporate meditation and positive affirmations into my daily ritual to nourish my spirit, my soul.

I always try to keep things in balance - mind/body/spirit. I also recognize that I am human and that it's important to allow some indulgences as I make this a lifestyle change... so I allow myself a treat (be it an outing, a special meal, drinks in moderation, some pampering) once a week. As I practice self-love, I remember to reward myself for my efforts and I also remember to be gentle with myself when I do not always act in a self-loving way. (e.g. don't beat yourself up if you had a slip or made a bad choice)

The important thing in all of this is that YOU are accountable to YOUrself. Whether you are single, or if you have a partner, a family to care for. If you are not healthy and happy, then others suffer too.

Too often we let go of promises we make to ourselves, to sacrifice or give something up for others ... and while it's something that can't be helped at times, it's important to reclaim the balance and nurture yourself after you've done the job of helping others.

So today, when you set out to your daily routine whatever it might entail, make sure that you keep your promise to YOUrself! Be the love that you wish to have in your world, because if you have LOVE, then you have all you need!
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NUMD97 2/15/2012 12:31PM

    I have had this blog sitting on my desktop for days now, waiting for the opportunity to read it. I just had a feeling it would be worthwhile and I was not disappointed.

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HEALTHY4ME 2/9/2012 9:38AM

    Great blog and glad you are seeing yourself and not oh I dont have someone for valentines day, great progress!!! So happy to see you up again, my only thing and it isnt my biz. is that you feel that a treat is drinks, I know it is a problem for you so wish it wasn't thought of as a treat and spend that $ on something better for you and in doing so for your girls. HUGS guess cos I think of your sister and such. So glad you are having more time, too bad you couldnt continue the courses even without working at the health food store but glad for the 3 of you that you are home more!!! have a super day!
HUGS

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FLUTTEROFSTARS 2/9/2012 9:34AM

    What a lovely blog!!

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    Great blog!

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