Why does it seem like self-care is like having another job?
It's a part of your life where you “show up” and do a bunch of stuff you’d
So maybe you end up doing nothing at all.
Or worse, you put in a bunch of work and feel like nothing is getting
That sounds like working at a job that you hate, no?
What are the qualities of a job that you love?
*sense of accomplishment
*something you wake up excited to do
Those same qualities can and should be how you feel when it comes to
But I’m guessing they're not, else you wouldn’t be here.
Here’s the thing most people miss:
Your “job description” for self-care is within your control.
You’re the boss, the employee, and the customer at the same time.
Nobody else can tell you what to do day-to-day.
Nobody else is responsible for executing on the work to be done.
And nobody else can, or will, hold you accountable the way a customer would
(unless you enable them to.)
It’s a lot simpler than you think.
All you have to do is hit 5 daily targets:
Proper self-care is not natural, but again, it is simple.
It can be both exciting & rewarding (just like a job that you love).
And just like when starting a new job, you will only be successful if you
get the proper training.
Today is Super Bowl Sunday and for anyone that knows anything about sports
in the US knows this:
It's kind of a big deal.
So, what lesson can we take from the teams that made it this far?
It took a longterm plan to get them to this point today.
Once their previous season ended the planning for this season, and
ultimately today, started.
The regular season lasted over 4 months, then another month for the
playoffs, but the teams did not simply take things one week at a time.
They certainly needed to make weekly adjustments based on the outcomes of
each game, but those were built on top of the foundation they laid out for
the full season.
Same goes for how you approach your own self-care and lifestyle
transformation to get the body you've always wanted.
You need to start with a longterm plan that's been customized to your
lifestyle & preferences.
One that sets you up for success if you execute on it.
Each day may not go exactly as planned, but that won't knock you off course
because you know how to make adjustments.
And you know that the results will come if you remain consistent.
If you need help building out your own longterm plan check out below for
ways you can get help.
Take a deep look at the most important things in your life.
How useful would they be if any were missing some pieces?
Your car without wheels.
A smartphone with a wireless radio to be connected to the network.
Laptops without screens.
Your home without a power line.
Each one of them is mostly complete without that one part, but still ends
up being pretty useless to you.
The same logic applies to your approach to self-care if you are ignoring a
key area to work on.
There are 5 that matter most:
How often do you hear someone talk about them all?
Most will talk about one, maybe two of them (nutrition, fitness, or both).
Rarely do you hear someone talk about how they "crushed" their sleep
schedule for the week.
Or how they "toned up" thanks to a daily meditation habit and some weekly
The people who do end up getting the results they want do all of those
things but you rarely hear them talk about it.
They're too busy working on improving their healthy lifestyles to stop and
Notice "talking" is not one of the 5 areas listed above?