Taking Care of Yourself

As the holiday season approaches, most of us find ourselves with a long list of things to do and not enough time to do them.  And taking care of ourselves? Well, it isn’t even on the list.

This is a time when it’s too easy to throw away your goals and plans around weight loss, and just wait until the New Year to get started again.  BUT the better you take care of yourself, the less reason there is to overeat.

Fellow life coach Amy Pearson interviewed me for a video series on self care.

I am posting this video for you as a pre-holiday gift.  I hope you use some of these ideas to continue in your efforts to get to a natural, healthy weight, despite the craziness of the season.

While the quality of this Skype video isn’t perfect, I thought the message was so important that I decided to allow this imperfect offering to go out to you anyway.

Here are some key points from the video:

  • Ditch the guilt. When formulating and executing a plan for taking care of yourself.
  • Figure out – in all areas of your life – what you need to get by and to thrive.
  • Choose some small things you can do for yourself that won’t break the bank or your schedule.
  • Block these things into your life right now; don’t wait until you are desperate and depleted.
  • Make time; don’t wait for a chunk of free time to fall into your lap.
  • Be on the lookout for clues that you are heading for a fall, and insert some self care immediately.
  • Build up a bank account of self care…. Proactive self care and maintenance go a long way toward preventing burnout.

Food and Self-Care

Remember, food can only meet your needs if you happen to be hungry.  It really doesn’t work for anything else.

Amy Pearson is a life coach who helps busy moms lose weight. In addition to weight loss coaching, she enjoys coaching approval addicts and other women who find themselves stuck because of low self-esteem. To learn more or sign-up for her free e-course for approval seekers, visit http://www.bloomlifedesign.com.

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