Time To Take Care

I have been on a journey for the past several months to take myself on and really walk my talk in taking care of myself. I wrote last week about the 8 daily habits that I need to do each day to feel my best.
Last week, after I made my post I didn’t get a chance to exercise, drink the water I needed or eat the best for two days. I laughed to myself that here I just made this post on how I do these 8 daily steps and I haven’t done them the past two days. I stopped and checked in with my body. What I immediately noticed was how tired I was by the end of the day. I also remembered what it was like to feel that way all the time. The difference was so profound for me. I was also really grumpy. Who wants to be around a grumpy person?
The excuse to not take care of myself that always comes up is time. I think that I don’t have time to fix a nice meal or get in a quick walk. I convince myself that everything takes way longer than it really does. After noticing the energetic differences I experienced last week, I have to take the time to take care of me. Nobody wins if I don’t. Since I have this mental time challenge, I have decided my new mantra that I say at the beginning of each day is “I have time today to take care of me.”
I am back to practicing my 8 daily habits this week with my new mantra. I am feeling strong and energetic at the end of each day. Life is a journey and I am enjoying it.