As a life coach and personal trainer, one thing that astonishes me is that so many of my clients in both areas feel they “are not worth taking care of themselves”. The “why should I bother”s and the “no one cares, anyway”s leave me feeling sad. I wish I could make everyone see that there is happiness in this life. That they are worth the time and effort it takes to be kind and take care of themselves. That I care; even if I don’t know you.
The thing is, many people care about you. You may not see it right now, but there are many people in your life who need you to be healthy. To take care of yourself. To be happy. Perhaps that is what our focus should be. What does it take to make us happy? I often hear that clients believe their lives will improve significantly when they lose weight or start eating healthier. What we often fail to recognize is that life does not evolve this way. We will have moments of sadness again in the future. We will have struggles that make us want to throw in the towel and quit. But then what happens? It can become a vicious cycle of highs and lows that only frustrate us further. I can see where someone would get into a “no one cares” mode.
My goal is to change this thought process for you.
I want you to take 30 minutes a day for yourself. I want you to see the value in doing so. I want you to know that this is going to take practice; that when the unhealthy response is, “you are not worth this” you will remember that you are. You are so worth this.
You are worth nutritious food.
You are worth the walk, run, or class.
You are worth the journaling.
You are worth the massage.
You are worth the personal training session.
You are worth the counseling.
YOU ARE SO WORTH IT.
Replace the, “no one cares anyway” or the “why should I bother” with “because I am worth it”.