So….you ate too much chocolate at Easter?? The chocolate distracted you from looking after yourself? ‘It was a gift – I had to eat it!’ ‘Can’t let it go to waste’. Blahblahblah – who has heard some of those excuses out of their own mouth or someone close to you’s mouth in the last few days? They could be seen as excuses or for the sake of this blog, lets call them distractions to your healthy lifestyle.
We all have distractions in life – they may look different for different people, but they are there, lurking around. They might be well meaning edible gifts from family and friends or they might be in the shape of cute small people, who take up the much of your time. Or it may really bother you how people on your ‘newsfeed’ persistently post their ‘perfect’ posts – it doesn’t matter what it is, there will always be distractions!
It is how we manage these distractions that matters!! Do you know what yours are? Do you know the distractions that stand between you and your healthy lifestyle? There also lies the question, can we afford to be distracted from our own health?? Personally, I don’t think so, what’s your thoughts?
On that note, you know what I find strange, is that most people will spend longer planning their next holiday than deliberately taking time to look after their own health?? Are you guilty of this??
WARNING – I’m pretty sure I have said this in a previous blog and I will continue using this line because it is so simple yet so valuable. – self-care is not selfish.
Self-care includes knowing what your distractions are so you can find an achievable and sustainable solution or compromise for them! Obviously, some distractions are part of life eg. like those small cute people I referred to in the second paragraph – we love them dearly AND they don’t have to be a distraction! For example – include those said small people in your healthy lifestyle – be a role model to them – show them that exercise and eating well is fabulous or that having a go at something new can be lots of fun. Solutions will come at you, if that’s what you focus on – how much do you want to be healthy??
I guess the message is – distractions are always there, but they are only distracting if you let them be!