As moms, we place a lot of demands on our body each day. If you think about all that you are physically able to do, it is pretty remarkable, right? For example, have you found yourself carrying so many things at once that you wonder how you stay standing?
Not only do moms have physical strength and agility, but our mental and emotional agility is tested daily. Reasoning with a three-year-old and being able to handle the emotions of a teenager, for example, take a lot of our emotional energy.
In order to keep our wells full of all the components such as strength and agility that contribute to our health and well-being, we must be intentional about prioritizing care for ourselves.
How do you strive to show up as a mom? As a wife? As a colleague? As a leader? As a (fill in the blank)? I am certain that if you are reading this, you want to show up as the best version of yourself each day, despite how many challenges you might be facing.
Through many years of experience in corporate wellness and just being a friend to many moms, I can tell you without a doubt that there are three key themes that arise in terms of wellness and resilience of care providers.
When we work together we do better. Our health has many layers. It involves our physical, mental, and spiritual selves.
Make sure your WHOLE body is functioning at its best.
One new resource that I am so happy to be a part of in my local area is called Healthy in the Valley. Even if you are not physically located in my area, this resource might ignite some ideas for ways that you can be more intentional about caring for your WHOLE body.
Now go out there mama, and move mountains! Nourish your whole body so that your strengths and talents can serve your family, your community, and beyond.