“If I’d known I was going to live so long, I’d have taken better care of myself.” James Blake
You are the only person you can absolutely count on to be with you your whole life long. Given that truth, it’s important to take care of yourself. Here are some ways to do that:
1) Intend it. Intention is powerful and will set a course for a new destination.
2) Brainstorm 10 small things you can do right away to up your self-care. Things like having a salad for lunch today. Small things are powerful, don’t underestimate them.
3) Grow micro greens. YouTube has tons of videos on how to do this, but it’s so easy. All you need is a tray, soil and some raw hulled or unhulled sunflower seeds. Soak the seeds overnight, then cover them with soil and water. In about 7 days, you’ll have a tray of luscious tasty greens that are 50 times more alive and nutritious than anything you’ll find at the grocery store.
4) Buddy Up. I’m always ranting about this one, but it’s SO powerful. Make a deal with a buddy, to walk, do yoga, meditate. It works to have someone else to do these things with.
5) Be choiceful about media. It doesn’t nourish.
6) Make health appointments in advance. Every time you leave the dentist, chiropractor, or other health professional, make your next appointment, even it’s months away and you don’t know if you can make it. It’s good to just have the appointment. You can change it if you need to.
7) Buy organic for these highly pesticided foods: Apples, celery, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, grapes, potatoes, spinach, strawberries, kale and zucchini.
8) Use power questions like this: “What would be the most nourishing thing I could do for myself right now?”
9) Meditate. Calming your mind will calm your body and being calm is hugely self-healing and self-caring.
10) Get support. The combined aspects of accountability and encouragement is what makes coaching so effective for creating change. Try it and see for yourself. Or, if you’d like to get some more ideas about your own self-care or more support for taking better care of youself, please call me for a Complimentary Coaching Session.