If it helps anyone feel better, sometimes even health coaches forget to follow their own advice.
Following a full summer, the furious beginning of fall fell upon me, and with it, the proverbial straw that broke the camel's back. Because I had been so busy, I stopped doing many of the things I normally do to take care of myself. I let important routines and habits fall by the wayside in a rush to stay on top of my to-do list.
Suddenly, however, my body wasn't doing what I wanted it to do, and my mind was not performing as I demanded. It took me by surprise, having being negligent in attending to the sign posts along the way. At first, frustration overtook me - why couldn't I just keep running along with life as usual? What was wrong with me? And what good was this seemingly fragile body anyway?
Luckily, as health coaches we know what to do when a situation like this arises and we aren't sure just how to proceed -- we call a health coach!
Mine assessed the situation beautifully and asked: "What would you tell a client to do in this case?" "I'd encourage him or her to make self care a priority," I answered. " Exactly," she replied.
And so, my own wisdom tapped with her guidance, I set about to show my body some love and pursue some serious self care. Luckily, due to work I have done, I have a whole menu of options from which to choose. I can tailor my choices based on specific needs, concerns and time of year. Especially as we move from one season into the next, it is imperative that we take time to adjust our diet, exercise and self care routines.
How are you at noticing when your body is trying to tell you something?
Do you have helpful tools in your self care toolbox for supporting yourself?
What is one way you will show yourself some love and care this week?