Book Something Healthy, Just For You!
Will we ride the bike, or drive the car? Will we run back in and grab those sunglasses before heading out for the day? How about the sunscreen? Will it be a night out with friends, or a stop by the gym on the way home? Will we squeeze in one more episode of NCIS reruns, or will we use that hour toward a good night's sleep?
We pretty much know we should eat our fruits and vegetables, get plenty of rest and exercise, and deal with stress before it takes too much of a toll on us. But when life's demands derail our best intentions, it's time to take stock of who we are, what we're trying to accomplish, and how we can weave healthy choices into our routines and crazy-times, as well.
For me, that usually means some 'time out' to refresh my perspective. I need to stop, get real, and make some plans. I need to remember that life is not a sprint, it's a marathon. If my pace is killing me, it's just not sustainable. When will I take time to fill up my own reserves, as I must, if I plan to keep on caring and sharing in ways that matter to me. I have to matter, too! Can stretching at home and riding my bike cover for the gym this week? Maybe that would allow me the boost of being with special friends? And maybe one of those friends would be up for walking together once a week?
You've been there. You juggle lots of things every day. As you look to National Women's Health Week, and beyond, take some time and think about you. What would you like to do right now for your health? Book something healthy, just for you! (And invite a friend along sometimes, too!)
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