Love Yourself this February

Health, Wellness, Self Care, February, Personal Chef, Dietitian

We hear it all the time…love yourself and the body you are in, take time for self care, make time to eat well and work out…etc. Although technology should be making our lives easier, it seems as though we find ourselves with less and less time to do all of the things we should be doing for a healthy lifestyle. 

Adding to what we discussed last month, about creating SMART goals…we are going to discuss three simple modifications to set you off in the direction of positive self image, care, and ultimately fully loving yourself. 

3 Improvements to Love Yourself  

1. Positive Affirmations | Tell yourself what you love about yourself and do it often! Additionally,  you can use a mantra to exclaim your goals; for example as a busy entrepreneur it can be helpful to remind myself that balance is necessary in life. I will use a task that I do regularly throughout the day, like getting into my car, as a time to slow down and remember that balance is essential.  

2. Gratitude Practice | Reflecting on the positives that occurred throughout the day is an excellent way to keep a productive outlook on life and goals that lie ahead. I like to use a “brain dump” worksheet I created, before bed, to reflect on the day, clear my mind of what needs to be done the next day, as well as prioritize tasks. This is a great way to ensure a smile before bed, sometimes you may not even notice that an event that took place that day was impactful, but allowing yourself to reminisce can help to shed positive light on an experience. 

3. Treat Yo’ Self | Do something for yourself everyday! It can be elaborate, or as simple as lighting a candle, reading a good book, and drinking a cup of tea. Remember that self-care IS NOT SELFISH, it is essential to good health and wellbeing for the long-term. 

I wish you all a fantastic February! Love yourself, if you’re not there yet remember that it is a practice and that you can start whenever you would like! Take each day one at a time, and remember to be kind to yourself! 

SMART Goals for the New Year

Personal Chef, Dietitian, Wellness, Health, New Year, Goals, Resolution

Goal Setting For the New Year; be SMART about setting goals! 

S: Specific (simple, sensible, significant)

M: Measurable (meaningful, motivating)

A: Achievable (agreed, attainable)

R: Realistic (relevant, reasonable)

T: Timely (time-based, time limited)

1. Be as specific with your goal as possible to best focus your efforts and feel truly motivated to achieve it. If you can answer the 5 “W” questions then you are on your way. What? Why? Who? Where? Which?

2. Assessing progress via a measurable goal helps you to stay focused, meet deadlines, and feel excitement as your goal approaches. Answer questions such as: How much? How many? How will I know when it is accomplished? 

3. Maintaining your sights on a goal that is realistic and attainable is key to your success. You should be stretched just a bit out of your normal comfort zone, but it should still be possible. Ask yourself: How can I accomplish this goal? How realistic is this goal based on other factors that may affect it? 

4. This goal should drive you forward, align with your other relevant  goals and positively serve you. Does it seem worthwhile? Is it the right time? Does it match your other efforts/needs? 

5. Set and target date, to ensure that you are working towards a deadline. This will help to prevent everyday tasks from taking priority over your longer-term goals. Ask yourself: When? What can I do 6 months from now? What can I do 6 weeks from now? What can I do today? 

Start the New Year off well by setting SMART goals for yourself and your resolutions, whatever they may be!