There are times in life when you just have to stop and take care of yourself.
I am guilty of running myself down, taking care of others and allowing myself to get burned out. We have to establish healthy boundaries in our lives so we can continue to help others without it tearing us down.
This week caring for my sick children, I overdid it and ended up getting sick myself. Normally I don’t allow myself much down time, almost feeling like if I slow down, everything will catch up to me. However, that’s not the case; balance keeps us well and allows us to recover quickly.
There is always a way back to health if we choose to do the work. We can have healthy bodies, healthy relationships, healthy work, healthy families…anywhere we want to apply healthy thinking and take action to make it happen. We all have down days and struggle with something, but that doesn’t have to define us. That’s where we have a choice no matter what we’re going through.
Slowing down, praying, resting, thinking better, rehydrating, and eating intentionally are natural ways we can heal our bodies.
Healing our hearts, homes, and relationships takes intentional and thoughtful action and time. It’s all a matter of where we choose to put our time, energy, and talents and what we choose to focus on.
I am focused on wellness, love, positivity, and making sure my family always comes first while I am working to help others. As my migraine is lifting and I have had some meditative time to think, I know that as I help others while staying a strong example and mentor, I can get more energy and stay well without giving my energy away.
Boundaries are important to maintain health and to continue to be there for those who need us.
Be a candle without letting others extinguish your flame.
Hugs and well wishes,