A recent conversation with a friend reminded me that sometimes wellness simply means being kind to ourselves. As women, we shoulder many roles and responsibilities, often neglecting our own well-being.
Below are eight lessons that I’ve learned through personal reflection that may help you on your journey to wellness.
- Forgive Yourself for Your Mistakes
I am guilty of holding on to my mistakes and allowing them to consume me. Don’t let your mistakes paralyze you. Learn your lesson, release yourself, and be free to create your next chapter.
- Don’t Compare Yourself to Others
Be honest about who you are so that you are not struggling to walk in another person’s destiny. We are all unique and on our own journey through life; accept who you are.
- Give Yourself Some Grace
We are taught from an early age to strive for perfection. Give yourself permission to be ok and grace to go on if everything is not perfect.
- Take the “S” off Your Chest
Sometimes it feels like we must do it all or it won’t get done. You don’t have to be superwoman – ask for help with no guilt..
- Engage in Positive Self-Talk
Be kind in the way that you talk to yourself when you think no one can hear. It is during these quiet moments that that we give birth to our destiny through our thoughts and words.
- Find Happiness in This Moment of Your Life
Whether you just graduated, started a family, changed careers, or realized your purpose – learn to celebrate where you are in life.
- Take Care of Yourself
Take time to be with yourself. I’ve been trying to start working out since the birth of my son over a year ago with no success. This week I finally got the strength and courage to start a routine. Now I feel like I can conquer the world.
- Live in Community
Human beings are not meant to exist in silos. Find communities with whom you can be your best self. Surround yourself with people who will lift you up, support, challenge, hold you accountable, and when you need it, remind you to be kind to yourself.
About Our Author
Dianne Campbell inspires, mentors, and supports others, often by sharing personal stories of her own journey. She is passionate about giving back and intentionally having a positive influence. Dianne enjoys reading, working out, being outdoors, traveling, being involved in her church, and spending time with her family.