Josie has two kids, a spouse and a full-time job. She feels like she can barely go to the bathroom alone.
Joe is a lawyer. He works long hours, sometimes weekends, and likes to spend time with family.
Sam has elderly parents that require a lot of care and attention. She brings them to doctors’ appointments and checks in often.
I bet you’re one of the above in some form. We all have a lot going on and give a lot. But if we are honest with ourselves, we all have time.
You just need to take it.
The Airlines Have It Right: Self-Care Is Your Lifeline
The airlines know a thing or two about the importance of self-care. When life gets turbulent, you must prioritise your well-being to help yourself and others.
The Self-Care Mask: Putting Yourself First
When the plane hits turbulence, masks deploy. You put your own mask on before helping others. Do it any other way, and you won’t be able to help anyone else.
This is more than just a safety protocol on a flight; it’s a vital lesson in self-care.
Your Health Engine: Don’t Let It Sputter
Likewise, putting your health and fitness, your engine, on the back burner will leave you sputtering. At some point, you’ll be quite literally gasping for air. Your vitality is essential, not just for you but for those who rely on you.
When Was the Last Time You Evaluated Your Self-Care Practices?
It’s time to check-in. Ask yourself:
- What does your exercise routine look like?
- Did you quit the gym you joined last New Year’s Day?
- Do you have a solid exercise schedule?
- What does your recovery look like?
Block a specific time in your schedule, just like a doctor’s appointment.
Get back on board. It’s not too late.
Creating Your Wellness Routine
Exercise and Recovery
Schedule a massage, yoga class, or some quiet time. Block it off. Make it an appointment. Remember, the gains we see from the gym come when we rest. Proper recovery is as vital as the workout itself.
What does your diet look like? Does it need a little cleaning up? Start with one healthy meal and go from there. Need some guidance? We can help. Our team of experts is always ready to support your nutritional needs.
Our houses are full, parties are abundant, stress is high. But now, more than ever, it’s important to embrace self-care. Increasing physical activity, decreasing mental stress, and being intentional with healthy eating is vital to supporting mental and physical health, staving off illness, and recuperating faster if we fall ill.
Make an Appointment with Yourself
Pull out your planner. Make an appointment with yourself. With over 30 classes each week to choose from, we’ve got something for everyone.
Be Better at Life by Being Better to Yourself First
Your well-being is not a luxury; it’s a necessity.
Invest in yourself.
After all, you can’t pour from an empty cup.