The Homage to Self-Care continues with C.A. Kobu delivering a generous helping of wisdom and self-care resources!
You’ve been reading fantastic articles about self-care during this month-long Homage to Self-Care.
You learned about different methods of practicing radical self-care.
[pullquote]“Movement is a medicine for creating change in a person’s physical, emotional and mental states.” – Carol Welch[/pullquote]
You realized you could be selfish.
And you discovered the formula for an instant self-care vacation along with many other fabulous lessons.
Now you’re inspired enough to start a love affair with yourself. And the first step of that love affair is resolving to make self-care a deep-rooted habit.
- How long will it take for you to be able to say that self-care is a part of your daily life?
- When will you be able to feel the joy and comfort of having attended the needs of your mind, body and soul?
You must have heard that it takes 28 or 30 days to form a habit, but let me tell you that it’s not true.
66 Days in a Row
According to a recent research reported in the European Journal of Social Psychology, it takes 66 days on average for a healthy resolution to become an enduring habit.
This means, unless you commit to taking better care of yourself for 66 days in a row, self-care will not a become a part of your life.
It will sit there in the air just as an idea you cherish and be excited about from time to time whenever something makes you realize how much you need to care for yourself.
It will remain as a “should” or a “must” but it will never be a soothing and healing part of your daily life. Thus, your love affair with yourself will be nothing but a one-night stand.
You don’t want that, do you?
So, I’m here to challenge you to commit to a 66-day program.
Will you join me? If you do, the rewards will be terrific and you will have formed a powerful habit of daily self-care!
You can’t cut your well-being out of any part of your life, including your business. So, it’s about time you (and I) started working on this long-neglected relationship.
[pullquote]“Motivation is not a matter of will-power, it is a matter of want-power.” – Paul Karasik[/pullquote]
But Be Careful About Your Motivators
Self-care should not stem from fear or blind ambition. It’s true that when you take better care of yourself, you become healthier, slimmer and more beautiful. But you should accept these delights only as the natural byproducts of self-care and not consider them the sole goal of your efforts.
In other words, commit to taking better care of yourself chiefly because you love yourself and you know you deserve that kindness.
Your Free 66-Day Self-Care Program
Each week of your 66-day self-care program includes a writing/journaling exercise, breathing and fitness exercises, meditation and/or yoga and another activity that will strengthen your relationship with your body.