Being a wife and a mother is hard work. There are so many demands on us daily that it seems like our to-do lists are never ending. There are days when I feel like I am on an endless roller coaster of my to-dos. Yet despite all the to-dos that we all have, there is one that we have to make sure never gets neglected. That is making sure we are taking care of ourselves. It is so easy for us to get so caught up in the needs and wants of our families that we begin to neglect our own needs. So this month we are going look at self-care for our flavor of the month.
Self-Care Is Not Just About Your Physical Well-Being
Taking care of our physical health and well-being is very important. However, when talking about self-care, I’m not just talking about your physical well-being. Taking care of your health and well-being is important, especially if we want to be able to take care of others. Yet, just taking care of yourself physically is not enough. Learning to practice self-care for your mind, body, and spirit is essential in maintaining your overall health and well-being.
I don’t know about you, but I want all to go well. Not just with my health. Although I love going to the gym and have set some recent goals regarding my health, I realized that I must also focus on taking care of other areas in my life, like my mental and spiritual well-being. There are times when my mind is so cluttered with ‘stuff’ that I cannot think straight. Times when my inability to focus has caused me to focus on the wrong things, to having my priorities out of order, and the list can go on and on.
This cluttering of my mind was not just affecting my mental well-being, but also my spiritual well-being. It was starting to inhibit my ability to spend quiet time with God and to hear from Him. There have been moments when I felt so alone and overwhelmed. Not because I really was, because God is always there for us and with us, but because I was filling my mind and life with ‘stuff’ and edging God out. I know I am not alone in this.
So this month we are going to start to take better care of ourselves. Working together to remove some of the clutter. Learning to practice better self-care for not just our bodies, but also minds and spirits. Are you with me?
I’d love to hear about one area in your life
that you would like to practice better self-care in the comments!