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How to Stop Saying “I Should,” and Start Doing

We’ve all been there. Stuck in that place where you know what you should do, but you don’t do it. I hear it all the time from my clients, and I certainly do it too:

  • “I know what I should eat, but I don’t”
  • “I know I should meditate, but I don’t”
  • I know I should workout, but I don’t”

It’s easy to have the right intentions, and often much harder to follow through on finding the time and putting in the energy to do the things that make us feel good. 

Why do we do this? Some of the most common reasons are…

  1. Not having enough time. 
  2. Feeling exhausted. 
  3. Choosing immediate gratification. 
  4. Subconscious fears of failure or success (more to come on that in a future blog post)

I get it, sister. I’ve been challenged with time management lately too. Between client sessions, content creation, admin work and a growing “to-do” list, I find that my morning meditations and evening workouts are often the first things to go. 

When I finally get home, I sometimes don’t have the energy to make a meal or do a workout. And the instant gratification of crashing on the couch seems way more appealing than heading to the gym. Can you relate? Add in caring for your family and making time for a social life, it’s no wonder we often don’t follow through on the self-care. 

What We Can Do About It

RECOMMIT to doing the things that help you feel your absolute best physically, mentally and emotionally. 

When you prioritize self-care, you’re better able to have the energy to put into all the things you have to do. For me, that includes getting a good night’s sleep, eating well-balanced meals consistently throughout the day, moving my body daily, and making time for meditation and tapping daily.

Have OUTER ACCOUNTABILITY. 

I’m less likely to miss a workout if I’ve registered for a yoga class. I’m more likely to do tapping when I’ve scheduled a session with my coach.

What sort of accountability can you put in place to make you more likely to follow through on doing the things that make you feel good? 

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