Earlier this month I started counting down reasons 10 through 6 to work with a health coach (like me), and now I’m counting down the top 5. If you have ever said the following sentence, congratulations! You’re a living embodiment of reason #5 for working with me…
I don't have time to take care of myself—I’m too busy taking care of everyone else!
When I hear from potential clients “I don’t have to take care of myself,” what I hear from you is “My health is not my priority.” That’s a lousy perspective. If your priorities this week are digging out the last of the snow and ice around your house, helping the kids with homework, planning spring break travel, completing your training runs for a half marathon, and finishing a big powerpoint for work, I can promise you that every one of those priorities will take a serious hit if you are exhausted and weak. I've worked with several clients who put everyone else first, who discovered that a quiet, simmering resentment can boil into serious anger over the years. Anger that not only damages their own health, but important relationships.
By taking time for yourself—eating nutritious foods, making time for sleep, reducing stress—everyone around you benefits, too. Get in touch if you’re ready to begin prioritizing yourself!