As 2021 draws to a close, a lot has changed in the past two (2) years. Life is beginning to settle down just a tad, although, COVID is still very real. I hope that you’ve been able to adjust to the nuances of managing a slightly different household. Rather you live alone or you have a family, your overall daily routine continues to evolve. With everything that’s going on, this is an ideal Time to Invest in Yourself! Be Intentional about investing in the health of your mind and body, as well as your space.
Daily journaling forces you to be more self-reflective, and this can be an important element of self-care.
Plan your days, weeks, months… Time is valuable, so you need to manage your time well.
Learn a new skill or strengthen a currrent one. It’s always important to continue to learn and grow.
Daily exercise has been linked to more energy, more productivity, reduced stress, improved brain power, better memory, and even increased creativity.
Eat right each day, fueling your body with nutrients. When you focus on eating healthier choices, you will feel better and have more energy.
During the month of July, my “Moving Forward by Faith” Interview and Video Series focused on Self-Care, Health & Wellness. We had the opportunity to speak with Ms. Quay Holland, Integrative Nutrition and Autoimmune Health Coach and Owner of Q ur Body Lifestyle LLC. She answered the question, What is Wellth? and much, much more. Ms. Holland believes that while on our life’s journey, we discover that we lack purpose, alignment and true WELLth™ in many areas of our personal, professional, financial lives. This unstable lifestyle can negatively impact our bodies, minds and souls in profound ways, like unhealthy relationships with food, environments or individuals and lack of self-care. It’s time for a change!
We also shared some Words of Wisdom from Ms. Mocha Lee, Certified Personal Trainer and Owner of Fitness Fanatics. A very, very busy mom herself, wife and an entrepreneur, she understands that we don’t have hours to spend at the gym… and “what about our hair!” Mocha Lee suggested that we start our day with our devotionals, prayer and meditation. Then, if we would spend ONLY ten minutes in the morning with low impact cardio exercise, we would be amazed at how much more energy we would have throughout the day.
MOCHA’S METHOD – The Four “M’s”
1. Motivation 2. Morning Movement 3. Manage Meals 4. Making Meaningful Measurements (Set Smart, Attainable Goals)
Lastly, we are working on one more video for this month, entitled“Coping during COVID” (formerly entitled “Coping with our Emotions during Isolation”), A Conversation with Dr. Sadie John, Christian Clinical Psychologist.
So Stay Tuned…
However, in the meantime, I believe that someone out there needs to hear this today!