Are You Taking Care of You?

By Jen Gendron, Health & Wellness Coach

Spring has finally come and after a long winter, as the warmer weather and longer days finally arrive, it is the time of year when we begin to feel renewed, rejuvenated and revitalized – or at least, we should be! Is this starting to happen for you? If not, maybe it is time to stop and take a look at your health and wellness routine and to ask yourself “what am I doing to take care of me?” As a busy mom working full time plus and participating in a number of other committees and organizations, I totally get how we can end up slipping in to a routine of putting ourselves last. While we know we should be eating better, getting more activity, sleeping more, etc. . . . we just don’t feel we have enough hours in the day to make it happen! We get caught up in the craziness of running from one thing to the next – from work to kids’ activities to meetings and the list goes on! We end our days feeling exhausted, and “self-care” is the very last thing we are thinking about – let’s face it most of us aren’t thinking about it at all!

As we move in to this season of growth and renewal, I want to challenge you to sit down and take a few minutes to do a little check-in with yourself. Ask yourself honestly – am I doing the things I should be to take the best care of myself that I can so I can feel my best and in turn, take better care of those around me? If you answer no to this question, what are some simple things that you can begin to put in place to make sure that you are able to carve out some time for yourself each and every day to tackle the items on your self-care “to do” list to live your best life and reclaim you health? Whether it is setting aside some time for meal prep to ensure you are nourishing your body with the best possible foods, carving out a few minutes each day to move your body and be physically active or giving yourself permission to take a few minutes to yourself every day for meditation, reading or just plain breathing, think about what it is that you need most right now to bring yourself in to balance and how you can find it. While making ourselves a priority can be a challenge, especially for women, it is well worth the investment and something you will never regret doing. One of my favorite quotes is “Those who think they have no time for exercise [or insert healthy eating, sleeping, etc.], will sooner or later have to find time for illness”.

So, as we move it to spring, take some time to think about how you can invest in you and make the most of this beautiful time of year to refresh yourself and revitalize your life! For tips and tricks on how you can live your best life, visit my Facebook page HERE

Ladies – if you are looking for a way to take advantage of a little self-care wrapped into a day of food, fitness and fun, join us for our first ever “Girls’ Day In” on Saturday, April 28th! Visit our website for details HERE

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