I hope everyone enjoyed Mother’s day yesterday! It’s a wonderful time to celebrate the love and support that your mom has given you, and to show some love back! Whether it’s from your mom or simply someone special in your life, support is something that we could all use a lot of. Regardless of what we need it for, knowing we have a team cheering for us almost always gives us that extra boost of confidence to carry out our mission. I always give as much support as I can to my clients, because I know how much it can help them to do great things with their health. I am inspired and amazed by the efforts I see every day.
Not only do we need support in our healthy lives, but in our personal lives as well. When people support us through tough times, it makes a huge impact. I’ve written before about how important it is to have support, but I want to emphasize how important it is to give support. If someone you know is starting to pursue a healthier lifestyle, I highly encourage you to seek them out and let them know how much you are rooting for them! Letting them know that they have at least one person backing them up can be such a confidence booster and could push them to continue on if they get off track. There are plenty of influences out there tempting us off track. Let’s build a team of positive influence that supports the healthy efforts of those around us. Take notice of small things that people are doing to improve their health and fitness, and lend an encouraging word of support. If you see someone in your office filling up their water bottle, or a person loading their grocery cart with veggies or having an apple for snack – give a little kudos!
If you’ve ever heard the line “you get what you give” then this is the idea that I’m pulling at. If you notice and seek out people who desire to be healthy and give them your support, you are more likely to find that support when you need it. Follow the pay-it-forward concept and inspire others. By giving others support and surrounding ourselves with supportive people, we can all feel and be healthier.