We all know it can be so difficult to keep a balance sometimes. Â Sometimes we feel like going really hardcore, other times we need to be a little bit more lenient. I have been working in this industry for a long time, but I have also been very introspective about my own relationship with my health and wellness over the years. Â I started off by being really gung-ho and hardcore, and then have experienced highs and lows of motivation along the way, ever since.
What can I say at this point? In the big picture, that is exactly how it should be, and with a low degree of extremes. Â When you are having an off day or week, it is important to remember that it is sometimes simply part of the process. We CAN'T be 100% motivated all the time. Â The earth can't all be flat, and we can't have day without night or vice versa. Â You must respect the process, forgive yourself for weaker days and sometimes be as bloody enthusiastic as you feel like on your strong ones!
I want to share a couple of thoughts from Instagram:
Point being, your relationship with your health (and taking care of it) is a lifelong one. Â Respect the process, and go with the flow to some regard. Â Give yourself what it needs the most.
Don't beat yourself up, do the best you can. Â Be a friend to yourself when you need a push, or be a friend to yourself when you maybe just need to ease up for a minute.
But at the end of the day, easing up a little bit is not giving up. Muting for a minute or lightening your load is okay, as you keep moving forward - and shutting down is not. Â If you can remain calm and take it as it comes, think of this relationship as a permanent commitment to self-care and health with its varying degrees of intensity, and in the big picture you will be as healthy as can be - and most of all, happy.