Let your light shine
She was a tall, well-dressed woman with tightly curled hair and neatly manicured nails. I escorted her to our consult room. She arrived just in time for her fitness assessment.
She spoke. “Whew! It’s been a full day. My job is very demanding. I work about sixty hours a week, rarely take lunch, and commute an hour each way. After work, I race home to make dinner, help my kids with their homework, and finally spend a little time with my husband. I’m here because my energy is low, I’m feeling blah, and I need to do something about it. I thought if I started working out and eating healthy I might feel better.
Is this you? If you said yes, you are not alone. I meet hundreds of women who express some version of this reality daily.
So, what’s a woman to do; how does the change that she wants and needs occur?
We women share a similar hat in feeling like we have to manage it all. Here is what’s worked for me and hundreds of clients that I’ve worked with:
Brighten your light! You will be a better employee, mother, and wife for doing it.
1. Recognize that only you know when your light is dim and only you can do something about it.
2. When more self-care is needed, take ownership of your need for a recharge.
3. Carry-out your recharge by any means necessary.
Proper nutrition and consistent exercise matter.
1. Healthy, nutrient-dense foods fuel us – so eat mindfully and with purpose
2. A simple strength training circuit has no boundaries; 20 minutes of effort at home, at work, or at your fitness studio will take your body and confidence a long way
3. Focused work pays off with time and effort.
You are capable of greater giving when you bright, so DO take care of you.