Saturday, January 2, 2016
Taking Care of Me . . .
Happy 2016! Isn't it always thrilling to start something fresh and new?! I love getting my new calendar for dreaming and planning and praying about the adventures ahead. All those stark white squares just waiting to be filled up with coloured ink and pencil. I'm ready to write in my new Polestar Family Calendar (my fave for the past eight years!), and one of the categories I am including this year is care for myself.
Over the past six months or so, Bob and I have been talking about how much we have not taken care of ourselves over the years. It's a tough confession to make. It stinks. We had really taken on this poverty mentality as Christians, and especially in ministry. We didn't even realize it for many years. Or I guess we thought that was how we were suppose to think as ministers and missionaries. Serve, serve, serve. Deny yourself. Keep giving. It was wrong, and we have confessed, repented and are breaking free from that twisted mentality. Thank You, Jesus.
One of the ways I have personally not taken care of myself is in the realm of exercise. Especially since we had to move out of our previous house so suddenly and moved into this one, I have let exercise and self-care fly right out the window. This year, I'm committed to taking it back. I'll be sharing Monday about how I plan to get in shape. It's a fantastic program. I love the simplicity and look forward to sharing it with you!
I'll also be coming back with updates on what I am doing, not only physically, but mentally, spiritually and emotionally to take care of me. And if you have realized you need a little more self-care in your own life, I hope you'll join me on this journey in 2016. I know that if I take care of myself in a more healthy and wholesome way, I will be a better person - wife, mom, daughter, sister, friend and neighbour.
I cannot wait!
Blessings and love. xo