I was watching an interview with Gordon Ramsay the other day.
Jimmy Kimmel asked him how, as a chef, he is able to stay so trim and fit.
“Well, I do know how to take care of myself.”
Not sure why, but this stunned me. Such an obvious and basic answer.
He went on to talk about how he used to be overweight and now how hard he works out.
He takes care of himself. I could tell he saw it as his responsibility.
He wasn’t expecting a pill, a book, a diet, or a piece of equipment to do it for him. He knew he wasn’t entitled to health; it was something he did for himself.
I thought of myself. Of my clients. We all know how to take care of ourselves.
But we want it to be easy. We want it to feel good. We want it to be instant.
On some level, we feel entitled to health even if we aren’t taking care of ourselves.
We envy people who are willing to do it.
Until we truly step into our emotional adulthood, we don’t take ourselves on as our own responsibility.
But we must.
First, and foremost we must take care of ourselves.
Even if it’s hard.
Especially if it’s hard.
You know how to take care of yourself.