There are 1440 minutes in a day. Start devoting 10 minutes a day to physical activity. When you find out where your downtime spots are in your day, add another 10 minutes. This can be an easy 1st step into getting into the habit.
Just think- if you devote 40 minutes of time for yourself, you're still left over with 1400 minutes to do the things that life throws at you. You have the time, even in a busy day.
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Learn to be true to yourself. You cannot please everyone around you by becoming what you think they want you to be. Take time to search your inner self for what makes you Spark. Is it worth devoting your life to? If it is, it might be the best gift your can give yourself.
Keep a journal....and go back and read your entries from time to time. Do you see growth? Do you see positive change? You have to know where you're going and what you want to be in order to get to the finish line. In the midst of everything...just keep Sparkin'!!!
Make an appointment to worry! Great trick for keeping stress in its place!
If you find worries interrupting your positive outlook, set an appointment time for dealing with them. If stress creeps back into any other part of your day, remind yourself it's not time for that yet. During your "appointment" set a timer and devote all your attention to worrying. When it rings, move on to your next activity--just as you would with any other appointment. You'll be amazed at what this mental exercise can do to improve your quality of life!
I have found that exercising makes me feel so good. Being a Mom I always put everyones needs above my own, but exercise is my time. Just giving something to myself is rewarding. I find myself wishing I could devote more time to me. It is liberating and a very non-guilty pleasure!
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