Making YOURSELF a sacred priority is one of the smartest moves you can make. The April theme of “self-care” has been a powerful reminder of that.
In week one, I provided a few powerful questions to help you define what self care means to YOU and personalize your approach to making it a part of your life. Week 2 listed many creative ways to practice physical self care and “take care of your body when you don’t have time to take care of your body”. Week three was internal health, the mental, emotional, and spiritual self care that can transform your life. It has been a month full of information and inspiration and I hope some of the articles allowed you to define, refine, and practice self care in your day to day life. Was there a suggestion or part of the month that helped or inspired you? Leave me a comment below and let me know one of your experiences or learning lessons from the month of self-care.
Wellness is a natural state of being and it is something that I hold as a high priority in my life. I realized as a young woman that in order to be successful in any aspect of my life I must be physically, mentally, and spiritually healthy. It is something that I work for every day, the road to self-care is a constant work in progress. My desire for wellness motivates me as I view it as the foundation for true wealth and joy. I have seen how loving myself first has positively TRANSFORMED my life and continues to work wonders in the world. And let me tell you, it feels SO good to live a life in which your happiness and health comes first.
I believe that success isn’t the secret to happiness but that HAPPINESS is the secret to success. Love yourself and love your life and you will be successful.
I also believe that health is the ultimate WEALTH and that through self care and self love you can live an abundant life. If you aren’t physically, mentally, emotionally, or spiritually healthy then you can’t live your life fully. Nothing is worth it if you aren’t happy or healthy. At the end of the day, sacrificing your health or happiness is a waste of the BEST gift on earth, the gift of living life to the fullest and sharing that full life with others. You were given this one life to LIVE it. Your health and your happiness is PRICELESS.
When you are at your healthiest, you are at your most helpful to the world. We should all strive to thrive and do those things that make us happy, every day. Don’t feel guilty about it, you are able to show up more for others when you start showing up for yourself first.
Self care is about learning to value yourself and learning to fight for your health and happiness. With so many limiting cultural beliefs working against us we all need support. In order to see a change you must BE THE CHANGE. Join me in working towards a world that encourages others to live happy, healthy, lives through self-care. The way you treat yourself sets the standard for others, the self-care revolution starts with YOU.
While the month of April’s theme of self-care may be over, its an ongoing process that takes consistent dedication, faith, work, and sweat. Let’s make a commitment to love ourselves by practicing self-preservation through self-care. For now, I’ll leave you with this affirmation. Speak it, think it, live it: “My health is my wealth. When I take care of my health it is like depositing money in the bank of Abundant Life!”