I’ll admit I struggled this first full week back post-holiday. I usually work out daily at 5 am. (I know most people think it’s crazy) But this week I had the hardest time getting back into my routine. I would lay out my clothes the night before, fill my water bottle, load my weights and mat in the car and then could not find the energy to get up. I started Monday off with a bang and found myself full of energy that day but Tuesday – Thursday my energy level tanked. I had to do a ton of self-talk this morning to get myself out of bed and get to my work-out! I was a few minutes late but I did it!
Why is it that we are so quick to cancel appointments with ourselves but we make sure and show up for others? If I made an appointment with a friend or client I would show up. Why do we not hold ourselves to that same higher standard? Self-care is so important to me and working out is my daily dose of endorphins and I felt the effects of not getting my work out in this week, I was tired, depressed and had low energy. The only thing that got me out of bed today was my self-talk. I repeated “get up” at least a dozen times before I actually got out of bed.
When we set appointments with our self and we show up we are building self-confidence and self-worth. When we don’t show up for the number one most important person (our self) we are eroding our self-value, self-worth and self-esteem.
We don’t need to beat our self up when we don’t show up. Be gentle with YOU and instead ask “What is something I can do different next time?” Maybe you need more room in your schedule, maybe you need to change the time or day or maybe you need to write down the steps to make it happen. Small habits turn into big accomplishments so I always start with small goals in mind. If you write down you want to run a marathon you don’t just get up and run 26 miles that day. However, if you want to run a few miles daily and increase it from there that makes your small habit turn into a big accomplishment.
You are worth showing up for YOU!
Make an appointment with yourself today. I would love to hear from you. Share with me an appointment you set with yourself.