Women…the ultimate caregivers. We take care of our spouse, our kids, our parents, our pets and all the nuances that come with keeping a house, a job, a family…a life. We are superheroes! In fact, we are so good at taking care of everyone and everything, we often tend to forget about one of the most important things we should be taking care of - ourselves.
And this is such a shame, really. Because all the people and things that need us…they need us to be the best versions of ourselves. That means getting good sleep, exercising, eating well, getting regular check ups, and maintaining a healthy weight. And those other nagging things we deal with all the time that get pushed to the backburner because we ‘don’t have time’, ‘it’s not that bad’, or ‘it’s just a part of getting older’ (ahem…incontinence)? Those deserve attention too. Because life is just too short to just live with them. And most of the time, they are things that can be treated.
So women, please – think about yourselves this month and think about ways you can put yourself first. Go for that walk, take a little extra time to make a deliciously healthy dinner, call your doctor for a check up. Do something for yourself and you will see that the joy and health it brings you will spill over into all the other wonderful things you care about too.
Want to do something extra nice for yourself? Take the NAFC 8-Week Challenge!