I continue to be struck with the realization that there are many great elements that all fit together like a puzzle for us to enjoy good health. These elements can look different for each of us depending on our season, situation, and needs.
Currently, these are My Top 10 Health Focus Points:
- Spend time in the quiet, talking to God, meditating, listening, and reading His Word (my mental/emotional/spiritual health very much effects my physical health)
- Drink plenty of water
- Eat nourishing food, with a big focus on consuming many fruits and vegetables
- Exercise regularly
- Be intentional about getting enough sleep
- Prioritize rest (which is different from sleep, although they do go together)
- Get sunshine/Vitamin D as much as possible (my body struggles without it!)
- Visit natural doctor and/or chiropractor regularly for help in cleansing and supplementing what my body needs
- Visit my massage therapist monthly for overall wellness
- Be open to learning more (I’m currently reading and researching the concept and practice of Earthing)
I believe we can all go for a time without focusing on every single “good health” thing there is. I believe we go through seasons where some elements are easier or harder than others. I believe there is more out there to learn and just about the time we think we’ve heard and tried it all, we will hear of something new.
How to balance? I’m not sure there is a perfect solution, and I know for a fact that there’s not a one-size-fits-all action for us to take.
What I do know is that when I focus on taking care of myself and strive toward good health, I’m able to focus on and enjoy my family in a much better way. Then I’m able to look outward to the needs of others and love people as I hear God calling and leading.
For me, that’s where it’s at. I take care of myself so I can enjoy, love, and care for others.
Spring is a time for fresh starts.
I’m wondering if you’d like to join me in a time of renewal? As we swing from winter into spring and see new life sprouting up all around us, can we also take part in a fresh outlook at our health?
Join the April Health Challenge!
After a winter full of ministry, celebrations, and running almost constantly – I found God leading me to spend time the month of April seeking refreshment. I’m not sure what the day-to-day will look like for me, mostly because I’m striving for calm and choosing to listen to God’s leading on where to focus.
Perhaps my focus this month will center more on mental health more than physical. But along with that, I will strive to nourish my physical body in all the ways it craves. It all goes together.
Is there an area of health you need to focus on right now?
When you consider all the areas of good health, what rises to the top as an element you need to be more intentional about? Is there something you’ve let go that you need to pick back up? How do you feel emotionally? Physically? Are you sluggish, run-down, sad, exhausted, grumpy, or burned out? Have you been sitting too much, on the go too much, or ignoring the need to care for yourself in any way?
What steps might you take toward good health this April?
I caution you – don’t make a decision based on a knee jerk reaction. Don’t try to guess. Don’t try to tackle it all if you’ve been neglecting too many areas.
Spend time in prayer. Ask God to reveal your need and to show you where to start.
How to Join the April Health Challenge
Click here and sign up to join – easy as that.
I’ll be blogging my way through my own personal health challenge this month. In addition, I’m putting together informational posts and extra resources (sent only to those who join the April Health Challenge) to encourage you toward good health.
Pass it on!
Can you think of people in your life who might find this challenge refreshing and encouraging? The more the merrier in this challenge, so I ask you to share this on your facebook page, tweet it, email it – do whatever you do that will invite to your friends to join us in this! The thought of finding better health and refreshment this month brings me such joy. But knowing many others will take part too? That makes me excited!
Let’s get the word out and encourage good health this spring!
You’ve gotta sign up here to join, but I’d also love it if you leave a comment on this post to tell me more about who you are and what you’re hoping to get out of this April Health Challenge.
I can’t wait to share this time with you and be encouraged by you – knowing we’re all in this together, striving toward better overall health. Are you in?!!