Requires a generous embrace of your physical body in a non-judgmental way. Start from a place of love.
Paying close attention to:
HOW you treat your body: Do you feed it when it's hungry? Are you willing to surrender to sleep when it's tired? Can you slow down when it's exhausted? Will you get it moving when it feels sluggish?
WHAT you put inside your body: What types of food provide you with daily energy and can prolong your life? Are you causing your body to slowly breakdown by continuing harmful behaviors?
Particular focus is given to sleep, water consumption, rest, nutrition, and exercise.
Jumpstart Your Physical Self-Care:
Don't be overwhelmed by all the things that you need to fix. The goal is awareness and then to start small.
Sleep Goal: Get 7-8 hours of sleep each night.
Start Small: Set a regular bed time. Google bedtime routines and try to get 6 hours of sleep each night.
Water Goal: Drink half of your body weight in ounces per day.
Start Small: Drink water when eating meals. Add fruit for taste or buy a cute water bottle to get you excited.
Rest Goal: Plan 1 hour a week to relax and recharge (no work, no chores, no kids, and no social media).
Start Small: Put REST TIME down in your calendar and plan what to do during that time.
Nutrition Goal: Choose a nutritional plan that feels right to you and stick with it. Eliminate any harmful eating or behaviors that don't support a healthy body.
Start Small: Add more vegetables to every meal. Minimize sugar in your diet and substitute it with fruit.
Exercise Goal: Workout 4-5 days a week for 30 minutes.
Start Small: Workout 2-3 days a week for 15 minutes.
Physical Self-Care benefits include better health, sustained energy, mental clarity, and a more balanced mood.