Sometimes, there are things that we want to do, but we don’t. We make up excuses. We come up with justifications as to why we can’t do them (some of these, of course, are legitimate).
As a working parent, both my job and family are important to me. However, I also knew that I wanted to allocate some time to invest in me. After all, don’t we owe it to ourselves? Aren’t we worth it? I had considered signing up for a gym or taking a class. Then, one day, the answer became crystal clear. I read an article, which recommended that one spend approximately 3-5% of one’s income on ‘self improvement’. I interpreted this as justification to make my health a priority.
I’m happy to say that I joined a gym. I feel good, have more energy and am successful at managing potential stress in my life.