I’m definitely guilty of over-extending myself.
I had a moment a work a little while ago where I was holding back hot tears from spilling down my cheeks because I was feeling SO overwhelmed.
Between a full-time job, running Banana Bariatrics, having a 2 year old, and feeling like I sometimes never get a break on weekends (my husband works every other weekend- 12 hour shifts), my plate was beginning to feel very FULL.
But if I was really being honest with myself, I would take accountability for some of the weight that I put on my plate.
Whenever I see a pocket of time in my schedule, I squeeze something in.
Then, when the days go by, I’m left totally zonked and exhausted. I’m usually running from 4:50am until 8:30p at night.
On the one hand, I love what I do, but on the other hand, I’m scrubbing my daughter in the bathtub like a crazy person trying to get her ready and down for bed before a late night call or event I’m participating in.
Oh yeah, tons of it lately.
So I took the advice of Jeff Davis – a lifestyle fitness coach inside our exclusive membership support group Banana Bariatrics – to just do 5 minutes a day.
All it takes if 5 minutes to advance your progress for the next day.
Which I love!
I can TOTALLY do 5 minutes.
And you know what usually happens? 5 minutes usually extends to 10 minutes or even 15 minutes.
Sometimes even taking 5 minutes to “regroup” or “get a grip” is enough time to zoom out, take a look at what-in-the-heck-I’m-doing-with-my-life and chill out.
In practice, this is how it looked:
1) I took out my calendar (yes- I have a physical calendar that I write on) to establish better week day boundaries with my late night calls / events
2) penciled in some time to work out, and
3) blocked out a few days for personal Wellness Days, date nights, and family weekend time.
In 5 minutes, I felt like I had a plan.
And having a plan = less stress, less guilt, and more organization.
For me, once it’s on my calendar, it’s part of my routine and it’s easier to stick with me.
So I’d like to ask, do you consider yourself a workaholic too? And in 5 minutes today, what can you do to progress your health (mental, physical, emotional) for the future?
If you’re unsure of where to spend your 5 minutes, take that precious time to explore our exclusive membership support group Banana Bariatrics that will guide and mentor you step by step throughout your entire weight loss surgery journey.