My face-palm moment

Dec 20, 2021

 by Hannah Bouldin

Have I ever told you about the time I accidentally took a long break from running?

I was SO BUSY training clients that I thought I didn’t have time to focus on my own fitness.

Actually, I wasn’t even aware enough to think about it. It just happened.

And it wasn’t long until I was feeling exhausted and irritable.

Talk about a face-palm moment.

I was so in my head and thinking about everything I needed to do that I forgot to be PRESENT –

And in the process I was robbing myself of the chance to make TODAY a great day.

It’s the classic dilemma of letting the “urgent” get in the way of the important. We all do it from time to time.

We focus on all the things we think we SHOULD do …

and that usually means putting our own self-care on the backburner.

But here’s where we get it twisted: those 30 minutes you spend TODAY taking care of yourself will make everything else in your life easier.

And it all comes down to today.

What you do TODAY is going to impact your tomorrow.

Thirty minutes of quiet time, 30 minutes of preparing healthy meals for the week, 30 minutes of sweating it out …

It’s literally just 2% of your day.

So what’s ONE thing you can do today to prioritize your self-care?

Tomorrow, you’ll wish you did that thing today.

Whatever the first thing that popped into your head was …

make it as “urgent” as all of the other things you have to do today.

Here’s what I’m doing: I decided to train for a marathon, in order to focus more time on my own fitness and dedicate time to running.

Make sure you carve out some “you” time today.