Goals are a challenge, especially when everybody else’s lives get in the way of yours. You have these hopes to get fit or to eat healthily or to try something new. Then those goals get knocked down by everything else. Work, kids, family, and other life stuff can take over–realizing that you’re not even on your own priority list!
Now, I’m not saying that those aspects of our lives aren’t important. They definitely are! You just need to hold yourself to a similar standard.
It’s okay to put yourself on your priority list! It’s actually necessary!
What is something that you really want to do? Why haven’t you gotten there yet? It’s probably because you consistently keep yourself at the bottom of the list. This is totally normal, but I’m giving you permission to move on up! Choose to get off the back-burner!
Sometimes, we just need that extra push. For a lot of women, that begins with MAKING YOURSELF A PRIORITY. Yes! Put yourself on the priority list. That’s how you can get things done.
So, how can you put yourself on your priority list? You barely have time to breathe on a good day, right? I’m going to make it easy on you. I know you don’t need a bunch of extra work and stress in your life!
Here are a few quick tips to help you prioritize yourself!
Find your why.
If you want to work out, that’s great. That isn’t always a good enough reason for you to actually bust out a workout session though. Why do you want to do this? Why are these your goals? Dig a little deeper to find the true reasons behind your goals. Write them down somewhere or save them on your phone so you can see them every day. Your why is essential! Working out may not be as important as becoming a healthier and happier person.
Eliminate the guilt.
You may feel guilty for choosing yourself over your child or work or your spouse. This is okay, but you need to let go of it. Moving on from this guilt will allow you to truly prioritize yourself and take care of YOUR NEEDS–your family will actually get the best of you, not the “whatever-is-left-over” you. It will take some work, but you’ll feel even guiltier if you choose not to prioritize yourself.
Schedule it in.
You have a busy schedule. You have all kinds of places to be and things to do. This little bit of organization probably helps to get other priorities taken care–so the same goes for scheduling the much-needed you-time. If you have something that you want to do, find a time and pencil it in. The hard part is making sure you actually follow through instead of ignoring it. But, you can do it!
Lock in Accountability
I wish I could say that making yourself a priority is that easy, but you might need some accountability or additional support to keep yourself prioritized. This is to make sure you don’t let anything else take your YOU TIME away from you. Find your tribe, your sisterhood, a team of women, who are also chasing after their goals, supporting you. This support system is an essential component to your success–trust me! It’s a game-changer!
Imagine what can be done when fueled by your why, when the guilt is ditched, when you-time is scheduled each day, and when others are cheering you on! You will be achieving all that is possible and on a path that will lead you right to your goals.
It is time to get yourself off the back-burner and start prioritizing to stay on track FOR YOU. Believe it or not, when that happens, everything and everyone around you thrive!
Now make yourself a priority and go out and CRUSH YOUR GOALS! You are worth it!
Fitness & Mindset Coach
Wife & Mom of 5
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