Are you taking better care of your car than your own mental, emotional, and physical health?
Many women would answer yes to this question. They pay more attention to the needs of their car while neglecting their own needs. While filling up the gas tank, they allow their mental, emotional, and spiritual tank to run on empty…day after day…year after year.
It’s no wonder that so many of us end up broken down, on the side of the road, and in need of repair.
Without proper care, our minds and bodies will start to fail. Our personal engines will start to seize up, and before we know it, we are a heaping wreck of dismantled mental and emotional parts.
Powerful Women, it’s time for a check-up.
Our self-care is the maintenance that our bodies and minds need to run smoothly. We adjust it to address environmental factors like high-stress situations, transitions, challenges, and changes that we didn’t anticipate.
When life turns up the heat, we turn up the self-care or risk burnout from the pressure.
Your “wellness maintenance schedule” is created from an intentional pursuit of mental and emotional health. It’s all the things you do to rest, renew, recharge, and reset. It’s not a theory, it’s a practice…a habit…a ritual…a lifestyle.
Doing something health-focused, no matter how small, can make the difference between a breakdown and a breakthrough.
The bottom line is, life maintenance is non-negotiable.
Your health and wellness cannot afford for you to run on empty. You cannot afford the cost of neglecting the most important factor in your life, career, and relationships. That factor is YOU.
You are the answer to the change required to live your best life now. You get to decide how you show up and occupy the life you are blessed with.
Have you took a look at your check-engine light lately? Is it flashing? Do you even know where it is?
The light might be located in your mood, sleep disturbances, alcohol abuse, social isolation, poor work performance, or health issues. No matter the location, it’s up to you to pay attention and manage the symptoms. The symptoms are the indicators of a need that you, as the owner of your life, are responsible to address.
Taking care of yourself is the most important gift you can give to those who love and care about you.