You Are A Priority!
Nikki Abraham, Nucleus Team Member, Positively Caviar, Inc. | 2/15/2019, 6 a.m.
Raise your hand if you are guilty of putting your wants and needs aside to fulfill other tasks at hand or to make sure your loved ones are taken care of first. So very often we forget about the importance of taking care of ourselves. Remember, you can’t fully give 100 percent to others without making sure you’re whole first. The most important and valuable relationship that you will ever have is with yourself. Way too often I see people putting their own care on the back burner because of other “priorities.” This year, take time to set precedence for yourself by focusing on your mind, body, and soul.
Making sure that your mind is well and you’re mentally okay should be top priority on your list. Investing in your own wellbeing will be one of the most rewarding investments you’ll ever make in this lifetime.
Do you ever experience feelings of happiness and excitement in your daily life? If the answer is no and you feel like you are just going through the motions, it may be time to re-evaluate your mental health. It’s very important to find purpose in what you do— this can make life feel like it’s worth living.
The job you have, the people in your circle, and hobbies you engage in should all be beneficial and meaningful to you. Lastly, when it comes to your mental health its important to give your mind a workout. Try practicing meditation to help you relax and be present in the moment.
Every new year, we make fitness goals and promise to eat better in order to maintain a healthy lifestyle but by February, the promises we made to ourselves tend to fall by the wayside not because we’re not committed to living a happier and healthier life but because we allow other things to take precedence. Exercise is one of the first things that get put off because of the time or energy it takes to get moving. The same way you put aside time to schedule a 30-minute meeting or watch a 30-minute sitcom should be the same way you schedule physical activity into your schedule. It’s important to note that taking care of your body is deeper than just exercising regularly, eating a healthy diet, drinking plenty of water and getting enough rest all play an important role in your physical health as well.
Spiritual health is a significant part of what nourishes our souls and ultimately contributes to our wellbeing. When we conceptualize spirituality most people think about attending church or practicing religion but it’s truly about what feeds our spirit and brings us peace.
Your faith, values, beliefs and principles are what define your spirituality. The path to spiritual wellness may involve meditation, prayer, affirmations or specific spiritual practices that support your connection to a higher power or belief system. Yoga and meditation can also help you develop spiritual wellness.
Life is meant to be joyous, so always remember to engage in activities that allow you to feel good in your body and feed your soul and spirit.
Positively Caviar, Inc. is a nonprofit organization focused on a message of positivity and optimism. Once a month, our Nucleus Team writes a column focused on mental and physical health tips, scientific studies, nutrition facts and stories that are positive in nature to support a purposeful and positive lifestyle. To learn more about our organization, visit: staybasedandpositive.com