Time to Take Care of Yourself!
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Time to Take Care of Yourself, is my new mantra for 2015. As women we tend to think we can do it all! Women are doers and hey, there is nothing wrong with doing it all, as long as you find the time to take care of yourself. I don’t know about you, but when it comes to my own well-being, I tend to put myself on the bottom of the list.
Why do we do this to ourselves? Why do we feel we don’t deserve the best? Why do we feel like what we do for others is never enough? In 2015 my number one goal is going to be self-care. I invite you to join me with a few simple steps to find the time to take care of yourself.
Write It Down
Start simple. Grab a journal or tablet and begin by making a list of things you personally enjoy. (Not a list of what you enjoy doing for others) If you haven’t been taking the time to take care of yourself, this list may give you a bit of trouble. Think back to before family or work obligations and list out activities that made you happy or new things you would like to try.
Things that make me happy include: reading, cooking and playing games. It makes me sad that I’ve put these happy feelings on the back burner and lost myself in the roles of wife, mom and caregiver. I have told other moms for years that they need to fill up their own glasses so they can nourish those around them, but have failed myself. No more! I will be filling my own cup and taking time (even if I have to schedule it) to read, enjoy friends and try a few new DIY ideas.
Make Smart Lifestyle Choices
You are an adult and I am sure I don’t need to remind you that making poor lifestyle choices can have a negative effect on your body, mind and soul. My body, mind and soul are important to me and I know I need to make a few changes so I can proactively make smart lifestyle choices.
I want to drink more water. When I am out of the house at my day job, I usually can drink 6 to 8 glasses of water. That handy dandy water cooler, makes it easy. I only work 4 days a week, so the other days, I slack off and don’t hydrate like I should. That needs to change.
Being ready to tackle any challenges that life throws at me is something I deserve. Making sure I am able to do all the fun things on my list and be the best I can be is my goal. At Walmart today, I picked up Ester-C® 500mg Tablets to begin to focus on my immune support. It’s important to me that my immune system is supported.* Ester-C® is a once daily Vitamin C supplement that you take with a meal. You can find Ester-C® available in the vitamin aisle at Walmart stores. Right now Ester-C® is on Rollback, making it a great time to stock up!
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Around-the-clock immune support is easy with Ester-C® 500mg Tablets.* Something that is not easy for me is exercise. I want to do it, I need to do it, but I don’t do it. I want to make some changes in my appearance for me, no one else. Exercise needs to be and will be part of my smart lifestyle choices in 2015.
Will you join me in making simple lifestyle changes and be the best you can be?
Nurture Your Spiritual Self
This is the year, I fill my cup. If you spend all of your time making others happy and put your own personal well-being on the back burner you will start to become bitter. Meditating on God’s word, relaxing and feeding your soul will better equip you to take care of yourself and in turn you can be a blessing to others. When you feel refreshed and spiritually awakened your inner and outer peace will shine for all the world to see. Take the time to fill your cup with the things that make you happy.
Try Something New
Whatever you decide to do this year, resolutions, goals or lifestyle changes, do something to step outside your comfort zone. As you begin to focus on ways to take care of yourself, trying new things will become easier than you think. I’d love to try to revive my crocheting skills (something I haven’t done since middle school) and focus on upcycling projects. What about you?
How will you achieve finding new ways to take care of yourself in 2015?