There’s a very popular reservoir here in LA that has a constant stream of people walking and running around it. With the little outdoor space we have in this sprawling city, people want to take advantage of dirt and daylight.

But if I had a dollar for every person who runs past you at the reservoir with the look of absolute disgust on their face? I’d be a millionaire by now.

I see more people who look like they LOATHE running with every fiber of their being than those who seem to really like it. I get not liking running – it’s a technical skill that very few of us have taken the time to master, but what I will never understand is doing things we don’t like.

While doctor appointments, taxes, and family affairs can be non-negotiable, one of the things you get complete control over is what you CHOOSE for self-care.

So why are we choosing things we can’t stand!?

foam rolling hate

It’s supposed to be relaxing, but you’re not relaxing while you’re there? QUIT.

So and so loves it, but if you don’t love the idea of going? QUIT.

Everyone loves this book, but you think its garbage? QUIT!

Life is too short to choose things that don’t bring you joy, help you feel more grounded and recharge your emotional and spiritual batteries.

What are you doing for self-care, and do you actually love it? Let me know in the comments below!

PS Ready to move with ease? Here are 3 ways I can help you move better and feel better right now.

  1. Join the AE Wellness Body Nerds and connect with other busy women on a quest to make self-care easy and to move more every day.
  2. Join me for my free online class, Movement Managed: How to Move Better and Feel Better, Every Day and learn how to stop feeling exhausted, stressed out and completely disconnected from your body.
  3. Tired of waking up in a body that is racked with aches and pains and feels 50 years older than you really are? If you’re feeling exhausted, stressed out and completely disconnected from your body – let’s chat. Click here to tell me a little bit about what’s going on and I’ll get you the details!