If you’ve spent any time listening to my iTunes podcast, Weight Loss Made Real, you know that I look at the work I do with my private clients as divided into three main areas to make weight loss easier. I talk about this in Episode #4.
There are lots of things to work on, but these three main areas come up all the time, and smaller issues fit into one of them.
These three areas to make weight loss easier are Your Body, Your Mind, and Your Self-Care.
Your body includes how you eat. What you eat. When you eat and of course, when you stop eating. But it also includes how you take care of your physical body. Getting checkups when you need to. Taking care of your teeth. And getting enough sleep and rest.
We tend to take these things for granted. But these things are truly foundational for our whole life. So paying attention to them would definitely benefit you and make weight loss easier.
Your mind includes how you think and feel, because those things affect what you do, how you go through life. How you think and feel determines whether you find life a struggle, or an easy flow. Most of us certainly would prefer the flow, but aren’t aware that it’s in our realm of control to create our flow by the way we think.
And in the self-care area, so many things make a huge difference in our daily existence! They all come under the heading of what we need to be happy. Do you even know what those ingredients are for you?
Sometimes as adults we just react to our lives. We forget that we can play a very active role in creating what we want. We don’t need to be passive.
And how we care for ourselves is a giant factor in our results… what our life looks like right now.
When we think of self-care, lots of us women think our main options are taking a bubble bath and lighting some candles.
But that’s just one thing on a menu of self-care that is personalized just for you.
It’s something you need to plan ahead. And have many options to pick from. And those options are all different.
Some things you’ll want to do alone, like take a nature walk outside. Or give yourself a comfy, cozy cup of tea and a nap.
Some things will involve other people, like that friend who’s always there to listen to you when you’re trying to solve a problem. Or go shopping.
And some things require advance planning, like a weekend away. Or a night out that calls for a babysitter.
Consider creating your own self-care menu. Think about what you do right now to take care of yourself. What’s missing? What would you love to be doing? And how can you make giving yourself some of these things on a regular basis, just part of what you do to take care of you.
I know for sure that when you take care of your body’s needs, and you manage your mind, you’ll be living quite a different life from what you are now doing.
And, if you add in the third type of focus, your self-care, it will feel like the final loving touch you’ve been missing.