For years, I spent so much time with a negative attitude about who I was because I had been so brainwashed about how society viewed me, as a plus size woman. Let me be clear by saying that beauty has no true shape or size; it’s a mantra that I have come to live by, because I constantly spent time comparing myself to others. No particular reason, I just wasn’t claiming my victory, I was so busy claiming others.
We all know that with hectic schedules we are spread so thin! If you reflected on how much “me” time you gave yourself in a weeks time, you’d be surprised at how little it truly can be.
Whether it’s a quick walk in the morning to get your day started, or a bit of afternoon yoga, it’s important to take some time for yourself; remaining active and living a healthy lifestyle keeps us moving, and working at our best! We spend so much time on-the-go that we barely stop “smell the roses” (I mean, if you’re into that sort of thing) but hey, every woman needs time to breathe – time to relax after a stressful day. Here are some quick tips and suggestions:
1) NEVER stress eat – On days when you’re feeling overwhelmed and have a lot to do, try light snacks such as granola bars, fruit, and remember to carry water. Water is your friend!
2) Establish a morning ritual – Waking up refreshed in the morning is the key to starting your day. Whether you choose to meditate, read or reflect over an inspirational quote, or some type of exercise, the key is to relax the body. A morning spent in fury or frustration typically leads to a crazy day.
3) Set realistic goals. Whether you plan on walking every single morning for 30 minutes, make sure you aim to get just a little bit further the next day. Remember to stay motivated, despite what obstacles you may come across, positivity is the key to all struggles.