It looks like summer is finally here so getting outside for a nice brisk walk in the morning is easier and pleasant. Get out and get that blood moving. It will affect your entire day. Just throw on some sweats and take a spin around the block, then next week another block and so on until part of your walking up routine is your walking routine. Do it before you do anything else. If you delay it in order to do “important” things first, you’re much less likely to do it. If you have to get up a half an hour earlier, do it. The pay-off to your body and your sense of well being is worth it.

Start your day by doing something good for yourself. Love yourself, take care of yourself, first. There’s only one of you and you’re worth it! You don’t have time you say? Yes, I can hear the protests and groans. If you don’t have a half an hour a day to take care of yourself, you’re not making time and you’re allowing the pressures of every day living take you away from what’s really important. If you don’t love yourself enough to take that relatively small amount of time, daily, how can you expect anyone else to love you?

What’s the message you’re delivering to others? I’m not worth taking time for my own physical and mental health is the message, loud and clear, and I don’t think it’s the message you want to give to yourself and everyone around you. We’re trained from birth to think of others and sometimes we get trained right out of the equation. It’s time to change your priorities, time to make yourself number one and then you’ll be available to do your very best by those you love.