Take Care of Yourself - Eric Rodgers
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Eric Rodgers’ on his morning run

Making yourself a priority is far from being selfish. If you feel like this often, you are not alone. More than 90% of the population feels this way and has our days packed with school, work, taking care of the kids, or tackling errands on the to-do list. This is called “the daily grind”.

Scheduling creates less room for stress and more room for success.

We find ourselves taking care of everything and everybody under the sun other than ourselves. From time to time, it feels like swimming through the mud to obtain the best version of the future. One method that has been successful with clients is scheduling. Being able to plan ahead and unpack the mind luggage is a great way to have a visual of the day. Scheduling creates less room for stress and more room for success.

The second plan of attack would be making non-negotiable times. Non-negotiable times are a way to completely unplug from everything and plug into yourself. Non-negotiable time is something you plan and stick to with a few exceptions. For example, set aside 30 minutes each day to read your favourite book, walk in the park, power nap, workout, have dinner with family, etc. Lastly, the third method is giving yourself some grace.  Things will not always go to plan; however, you have the choice to pivot and keep going. Set a reminder each day to take care of yourself. You deserve it.

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Eric Rodgers (ACE Certified Trainer, NASM FNS) is the owner of Eric Rodgers Fitness. His passion is to be others’ guide to a practical, simple and maintainable approach to a healthy lifestyle.


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