This year….maaaaan... If you feel like 2020 has been one big kick in the teeth, you’re not the only one.
And the next few months are going to demand a lot of us. Maybe you’re volunteering for a political campaign, or have signed up to be a poll worker (yay, good for you!), or are working with local charitable organizations or your church. Maybe you’re caring for family members, or have kids or grandkids doing remote learning, or are working from home. Not to mention the holidays, whatever those will look like for you this year.
With all of this stuff going on, it can seem trivial to talk about and invest in personal fitness and self-care. But it’s not.
Self-care isn’t selfishness…
A therapist once told me “you can’t give someone a drink when your own well is dry.” What she meant by that is if we are worn out and depleted, we can’t be at our best to help others. Or as the emergency briefing on any airline says, put on your own oxygen mask before assisting those around you.
Yesterday was Rosh Hashanah. In the Jewish calendar, this day marks the start of a New Year. I’m choosing to embrace that tradition, and the principle of tikkun olam, or “healing the world.” I’m trying to look ahead and “be the change I want to see in the world.”
One of the very best things I’ve done this year to “replenish the well” has been to sign up for Faster Way To Fat Loss. Doing this program over the last 8 weeks has boosted my energy, improved my focus and confidence, and added a welcome bit of routine in these “fluid” times. You can read more about my experience with the program HERE.
Grabbing 2020 by the horns…
There’s still time to sign up for the next round which starts tomorrow 9/21 with Coach Karen. I figure we might as well use this time…it’s going to go by anyway. Why not make a fresh start toward better health and wellbeing?
(Disclosure: I am paying for the program and am not being paid to promote it. If you sign up through my link, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you. But my enthusiasm is genuine!)
How are you “replenishing the well” these days?