“Are You Selfish or Selfless?” – Alicia Kirschenheitert via eCare Diary


The pursuit of health and wellness is not an easy decision.  It requires commitment.  I know that sounds like a simple enough thing, but commitment is not as easy as it sounds.  But why?  We commit to all sorts of things.  We commit to family outings, bad movie dates, driving our friends places and of course to watching our programs religiously.  So then why is it so hard to commit to doing something for ourselves?  Alicia Kirschenheitert via eCare Diary.

 

My theory?  We have the ability to commit to the things important to us.  We can commit to our families, our friends and our jobs but not ourselves…see where I am going with this?  If don’t value ourselves, then how can we stick to improving ourselves?  While I’m no psychologist, our level of commitment to improving ourselves is a direct correlation of our own self value.  If we constantly put other things before our own health and wellness, at some point, inevitable illness will not allow us this luxury.

Wellness is selfish.  It is selfish to allow selfless.  Always remember that while it is difficult to break away from the day to do something for yourself, ultimately it will allow you to continue to do the things you love to do for everyone else.  Find the time.  Break the day into portions.  Look for the opportunity to add some level of fitness or wellness into everyday tasks.  For example, if you sit, find time to stand or if you walk find a way to make the destination further.  Be creative!

Until next time – be well.

Alicia Kirschenheiter is the owner of Evolution Total Wellness Inc. located in New York. Her vast array of experience in the wellness and fitness industry covers many different are areas including being an American Council on Exercise Certified Advanced Health & Fitness Expert, an in-demand personal trainer, a fitness coach (for individuals and companies) and a certified weight & lifestyle management consultant. She is a published wellness/fitness writer for a variety of publications as well as being the author of the children’s book “Oscar and Otis – Fat Fighters.”

 

 

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Posted on February 28, 2011, in Caregiving, Health and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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