Think of You First

How to Take Charge of Your Well-being

Life is hectic. I get it. I’ve got two amazing kids, a supportive partner, and a demanding full-time job of running a gym that makes finding a moment alone feel like a luxury.

Maybe you can relate. Take Sara, for instance, juggling two kids, a spouse, and a demanding job. Or Jeff, the hardworking lawyer is burning the midnight oil to provide for his family. And then there’s Jon, tirelessly caring for elderly parents, shuttling them to doctors’ appointments and checking in regularly.

But here’s the thing – we all have time amidst the chaos. We just need to claim it.

I’ve been thinking about self-care lately, inspired by the wisdom of airlines. You know the drill on the plane – when turbulence hits, the masks drop, and you’re supposed to secure your mask before assisting others. It’s a metaphor for life. If we don’t prioritize our health and well-being, we’ll find ourselves gasping for air, unable to support those we care about.

When was the last time you took a moment to assess your self-care routine?

Consider your exercise routine. Did that gym membership you excitedly joined last New Year’s Day become a distant memory? Treat it like a crucial appointment, just like you would with a doctor. It’s always possible to get back on track.

And your recovery routine? Remember, the gains from the gym happen during rest. Schedule a massage, a yoga class, or simply some quiet time. Make it an appointment, not an afterthought.

How about your diet? Could it use a little sprucing up? Incorporate a healthy meal into your routine, starting with just one. Need guidance? I’ve got your back.

Sure, it’s tempting to push self-care to the back burner, especially during the holiday season when our homes are bustling and stress levels are rising. But now, more than ever, it’s crucial to embrace self-care. Boosting physical activity, reducing mental stress, and being intentional about healthy eating are essential for supporting mental and physical health. It’s a recipe for warding off illness and bouncing back faster if we fall under the weather.

Grab your planner – let’s make an appointment with ourselves. With over 35 classes each week, there’s no shortage of options.

Here’s to being better at life by being better to ourselves first.