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Your most important resolution | Sarah Studebaker, Yoga Instructor & Health Coach

Your most important resolution

Your most important resolution home yogaThe cliche of having more ‘me-time’ is one used by nearly everyone who makes New Years resolutions.  Whether it’s in the form of exercising more, cooking more, losing weight, making time to relax, it’s all the same thing- ‘me-time’, aka- time to focus on yourself.  There’s nothing wrong with this, actually these are all wonderful things to commit yourself to, however, by the end of January, these intentions seem to be quickly forgotten.  Why is that?  Why can’t we seem to actually stick to the top of our own to-do lists?

Making ‘me-time’ and permanent priority is essential for good health.  Not just letting it be some other flaky New Year’s resolution but really committing to remembering and following through with this one, forever.  Here’s another good old cliche for you- ‘if you don’t take care of yourself, how can you take care of others?’  This one’s true too!  Doesn’t it make sense that the healthier, stronger, and more energetic you’re feeling, the better you can tackle your work, manage your kids, and generally get sh*t done?!  It’s important that you’re at the top of your game.  All the other people and things in your life depend on it.  If you slack on your ‘me-time’, just watch how you slack on other things in your life.

Your most important resolution home yogaHere are some tips that have worked for me and that honestly, I need a good reminder of during this turn of a new year-

  • Figure out exactly what ‘me-time’ means to you.  What activities keep you healthy and recharge your system?  What makes you feel strong, calm, and indestructible?  For me it’s yoga, running, and getting out of the house for some adult time.
  • Put it in your calendar.  If you don’t have a calendar, get one.  I use Google’s, which is free so no excuses.  Schedule your workouts, your at-home yoga sessions, or whatever your ‘me-time’ is.  When it’s in your calendar you’ll feel more responsible for doing it.
  • Stick with it.  Duh.  Remind yourself that you need to be in tip-top form to face the world.  The better you take care of yourself, the better prepared you are for anything that gets thrown your way.

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