Have you ever gotten part way through a book, and then put it down mid-way as soon as your new Amazon order got delivered? I have!
It’s easy to get sidetracked when something new, fun and interesting comes along! The problem though is that we never get the full benefit of something unless we follow through with it. What if the best nugget of information that was going to change your life was at the END of that book that you set aside?
This can happen in our self-care practice really easily. We want to try meditation, and then we get sidetracked with essential oils, making bone broth, or a new exercise class. We don’t have time for all of it, and we never stayed with anything long enough to reap any sort of benefit.
To avoid new shiny object syndrome I recommend choosing one thing that you want to bring into your life, such as meditation or a gratitude practice, and do it consistently. Be so consistent until your new habit has been solidified into a non-negotiable for you. You may even see or feel the difference it is beginning to make in your life.
When that habit is formed you can stop there, or add to it slowly, by incorporating one new thing at a time.
Don’t get caught up in the newest craze, simply practice what works for you. Be consistent with just ONE self-care practice until it becomes a habit and you have a great chance of your new habit sticking.
I hope this gives you permission to skip the next fad, and listen to your inner guidance system so you can choose what is right for YOU!
Let me know in the comments what your priority is when it comes to self-care.