The first month of the year is now coming to an end. To me, it feels like this month has lasted forever, and I think it might be because I’m not doing too well with keeping my New Year’s Resolutions.
I was so sure of myself this year that I was going to check off each box on my to-do list each week! But, as each week goes by I realize that that’s just not realistic. After I came to this realization that checking off each and every box was unrealistic, I thought that maybe my resolutions weren’t realistic either.
One of my biggest resolutions revolves around my weight, and trying to get it in a healthy range. After talking with Doctors and Nutritionists for years, I know that this can be slow going, and it takes some serious dedication on my part. So, I’ve had to ask myself, why can’t I be dedicated to my health and weight?
I sat on this question for multiple days. I ended up with more questions than answers, but one that struck and struck hard is this: why is checking off boxes more important than taking care of myself?
Why must I be striving so hard to check off as many boxes as I can during the day when it only leaves me extremely stressed and really tired in the evening? This emotional fatigue during the week has left me not wanting to go to Yoga classes, exercise, or even go grocery shopping. On the weekends, I’m so focused on getting as many errands done as quickly as possible, that I end up exhausted on the couch and staring at the wall, and I’m still not taking care of myself.
So this week I have decided to weed through all of my boxes that need to be checked and prioritize them. I’m not going to put so many of them on my plate at one time. I’m going to do what needs to get done, and focus more on myself and being calm and happy, so every time I fall asleep at night I know that I prioritized myself, and my health.
Often times we can be consumed with the need to do something so perfectly that we don’t do it at all because of the fear of failing. So, as I work to continue to prioritize myself in the coming days, and weeks, I hope you do the same. We are worth it!