Life gets tough. Balancing time, money, college or career and the demands of life can be exhausting, leaving little room for self-care. Parts of our health become neglected, not always consciously, but simply because other factors have demanded priority. The accumulation of these habits takes a toll on our health, day after day, week after week. Before we know it, we’re out of touch with our overall wellbeing, feeling out of touch with ourselves.
You may have a past that has taken a toll on your life. You may be overwhelmed with final exams, career obligations, maintaining family ties, and juggling it all. It may be days, weeks, months, or years since your last workout. You may have lost touch with your hunger cues, gained weight, struggled to sleep or felt unhappy with yourself.
There will always be circumstances beyond your control. New issues arise in our external environment, some of which we cannot do anything about. It’s not what happens to us, but how we choose to react. It’s not our circumstances, but what we do to we overcome them.
The most successful people are not the best, brightest, or most gifted. They are the most consistent.
This could be you. All it takes it one step forward: one veggie, one glass of water, one set of squats or push-ups. One more thing than you did before.
Wake up every morning and ask yourself the question, “What can I do today?”