Hello All Creepy Critters (et al)!
Tis another season of tricking and treating. Witch are you doing ghoulfriends and boilfriends?
And I don’t mean the lizard you mean to put into Aunt Martha’s apron pocket or the soaping you intend to put dad’s car through or even the pillow case full of goodies you intend to reap from your neighbours.
I’m talking about the tricking or treating you’re doing to/for yourself. Not just today but every day. Ever hear the ghostly sounds of the excuse train running through your head? Then you know what I mean.
Come with me to unhallowed ground where few mortals dare to tread. The graveyard of broken dreams. The abyss of best intentions. Where the excuse train pulls into its…last…stop.
Take a breath. Don’t be scared. Join me in treating yourself with as much respect as you can possibly muster–before you go screaming stark, raving mad into the night from too much self care.
Instead of tricking yourself out of all the things that are good for you. The things that go bump in the night, that rattle your brains when you are fiercely alone with yourself. Where excuses hold no more water.
Make, instead, a conscious decision to list 3 things every day that you can do to treat yourself well. Then see if you can live up to that list.
I’ve been doing this for a couple of weeks and I find I’ve been treating myself a lot better. I don’t ignore those nasty little voices in my head that tell me to go for a workout or call a friend or stop chewing on my fingers!!!
What three things would you do to treat yourself better today? Write them down and then let me know how they turn out.
Along the (Spooky) Fitness Trail,