It’s been a while since I’ve last posted on here (about 7 months, I’m so sorry). Hope you are all doing well during all these strange times. I feel so much has happened in these 6 months. 2020 will be a year to remember, but also be a growing year.
Let’s talk about exercise. You know you have to do it and you know how good it is for your overall health, but why is it hard to do it? Why does the thought of getting up in the morning to go to the gym make you feel overwhelmed? Why can you easily skip exercise, but can always watch that TV show on time every week?
You may hear people say things such as treat yourself about buying a fancy bag, makeup, shoes, clothes etc. You can still do this by investing in yourself. Investment in yourself is a form of self-care which is so essential. For some reason, so many of us don’t see it that way.
I may be a little bit late to join the bandwagon, but Elizabeth Gilbert’s book Big Magic is an incredible read. You may know this author as the lady who wrote Eat, Pray, Love and some other fiction titles. I’ve never felt so inspired to create and as someone who’s read a lot of self-help books, Big Magic is one of my favourites.
If you’re anything like me, you’ve read different
self-help books, watched youtube videos and listened to podcasts about having a
solid morning routine. You feel so inspired to change your ways and try incorporating
all the new things you liked the sound of at once. You’re excited and manage to
stick to do your new routine for a few days. However, you start feeling
overwhelmed and fall back into your old ways. You feel like a failure and feel
disappointed in yourself.
I recently took a sick day off work which is something I never do. Before ringing work, I was battling inside myself whether I was ill enough to stay off work. I find it hard to take days off as I feel I am letting work down, but I shouldn’t feel this way. When you’re ill with a cold, for example, you’re probably worse than you think. If I had gone to work that day, I would have let my body down.
It’s so important to take care of health and wellbeing. Sometimes you need time to rest and give your body time to get yourself back to a fit state. So please, don’t be afraid to tell your employer that you’re taking a day or a few days off for an illness of any kind! Please courageous and brave in this decision. Remember health is wealth and a healthier you can achieve far more things than a sick you.