Wellness First…

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Want to know a little mantra that I’ve been using this year that has really turned things around for me?

Wellness first.

The idea of putting your wellness first has made everything in my life better. Towards the end of last year, I realized that I was feeling totally strung out.

I was physically sore.

I was tired.

I felt a loss of groundedness and centeredness that I know is so important to maintain.

The other thing I noticed?

It’s very easy to martyr yourself to the system. I could reel of a number of easily supported and legitimate excuses for why I felt that way…

… I was super busy with work

… I was super busy with family

… I had lots of things going on that demanded my attention

…but the reality is, I had yet to take full responsibility for myself and claim the time that I needed to make showing up for life in a wholehearted way sustainable.

I looked at what my body needed and came up with three practices that make everything better.

Getting enough sleep.

Drinking enough water.

Doing daily yoga.

So far this year, I’ve made them non-negotiable. I still notice times where I’m tempted to do “this bit of work” or “stay up this bit later to do this”. But I also know that the compound effects of that are disabling.

So if you are feeling me, I encourage you to do the same.

What do you need?


Wellness first.

It’s better for everyone.


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