Scheduling items from my self care list helps me to manage stress. In addition, these are non-negotiable, i.e. they are as important as brushing my teeth in the morning and getting to work on time. Regular self care includes relaxing breathing, wandering around my vegetable garden, trying a new SparkPeople exercise video, progressive muscle relaxation (PMR), and so on.
One of the scheduled non-negotiable self care activities is to think of new items to add to my self care list. Some of these have become ways to pamper and reward myself when I reach new healthy lifestyle goals.
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Make a solid effort to take the focus off the scale....set a goal that is meaningful for you....learning to run? set a goal to run a mile without a walk interval, enter a race, Can't do a push up to save your soul? make a goal to complete a set of ten......whatever these goals....work toward them.
workintg toward non scale related goals builds self esteem and in the process....theweight goes too
If I put it on my calendar, it gets done. I know I am always at the gym Mon, Wed, Thurs and Fri by 4:30. It is non-negotiable me time. Commit to your good health by scheduling exercise at least 4 times per week.
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