Happy Wednesday everyone! I hope you’re all staying safe and feeling good. How’s your body feeling? Is it operating at its best…..feeling beat up and broken down….or something in between?
On Monday, we talked about Physical Wellness, those things we do that helps us move toward the optimal functioning of our bodies. Wellness in this area doesn’t necessarily mean we’ve reached the optimum; it just means we’re actively working toward it.
As we discussed on Monday, some of the things we can do to improve our physical wellness are physical activity, healthy foods, proper amounts of sleep, working toward a healthy weight, good hygiene, stress management, and being proactive with our health.
Sometimes we can take our bodies for granted. As long as they’re operating as they should, we may forget to be intentional about taking care of them. We work long hours, stop at the drive thru on the way home because we’re too tired to cook, and stay up late in order to get everything done. Does any of this sound familiar?
Physical Wellness means we’re being intentional about taking care of our bodies. This doesn’t mean our physical health is going to be perfect. After all, how many people really have absolutely perfect health? Remember — our goal is progress, not perfection.
This week, let’s ask ourselves:
You may notice that one of the questions asks what we’re already doing well. Sometimes, the things we’re already doing well can give us a jumping-off point for other wellness changes. It also helps us see where we’ve already been successful and help us believe we can make other positive changes.
This week, let’s take a good look at how we’re doing with our physical wellness, but let’s also take some time to appreciate everything our bodies do for us.
Which area of physical wellness do you feel you do the best with? Which area do you feel you could improve? Please share!