Seems like the commitment to ourself; the one to take care of ourself by eating well, exercising, getting a little more sleep…is often one of the first commitments we break. I offer these thoughts as we approach one of the busiest, most stressful, most commitment damaging times of the year:
1. Every little bit helps. Your body will benefit from any form of movement; any time of day, of any duration. Don’t discount a walk around the block or a few yoga poses. Every time you eat is an opportunity to nourish and support your hard working body, or stress it even more by eating too much or not enough of the stuff that contributes to health. Long term success is based on consistency. It’s not an all or nothing game and every day doesn’t need to be perfect.
2. Missing a day (or two) is not an excuse to “get started again after the holidays”. Let’s just leave that lame excuse behind right now.
3. Keep it simple. A failed commitment is often one that was too lofty. Imagine how good it will feel to make a promise to yourself here that you could actually keep. Keep it simple and attainable and you might not just succeed but even exceed your expectations.
So: what are you committed to?