Each of us has 525,600 minutes to allocate in 2009. That represents a lot of minute-by-minute decisions.
Looking back at how you spent last year, are you resolved to make changes? Will you spend more time with family and friends? learn a new skill? become healthier? get control of your spending? reduce your debt?
As you consider your priorities, ask yourself, “In budgeting my time in 2009, will I fit in fitness? Will the task of caring for myself be first on my list or last?”
Here are three tips to help you keep your commitment to get FIT:
F: “First things first” needs to become your mantra. By taking care of yourself, you can better meet the needs of others. You also demonstrate faith in yourself, which sets a powerful example for everyone around you.
I: Initiative in adopting new habits is critical. Start today to become the person you want to be. Make appointments with yourself to exercise, record your eating and exercise activities and results in a daily journal and set aside time to shop for healthy foods and prepare nutritious meals.
T: Talk up your self-improvement program. Telling everyone about your plan and goals will help keep you accountable. Ask your physician for advice. Teach others what you learn about your new lifestyle. When your progress delights you, sharing your joy will inspire others to join you and reinforce your own commitment.
uncertainties in the coming year may very well command more of your attention
than usual. As the year unfolds, however, remember to spend some time each day
on your number-one priority—yourself.
"Make your own recovery your first priority in life." Robin Norwood