Balance & Purpose Promote Health & Well-Being 3

When I think of health and wellness, I think of self-preservation. I used to think that we were all indispensable for the most part, until I realized that is just not true. If you have ever had an illness creep up on you, then you know you don’t have total control of it. What you do have is control of your surroundings at home and at work. However, without realizing it, things can get out of control.

When my mother passed away, I was not ready to release all of her things that reminded me of her and all the memories I had with her during my childhood. It’s been almost two years now and saving these things has made my life feel cluttered. I have learned that instead of saving all the personal items from my mom, I can choose the most memorable items and pictures to save, because the memories with my mom will always be there in my heart to cherish.

To preserve your own health, it is important not to take on more than you can handle. This is a huge lesson learned from someone like myself who loves having her fingers in lots of projects and businesses. I have always felt like an energy bunny because I routinely take on new projects. I have realized that taking on too many tasks can lead to spreading yourself too thin, which results in more stress.

With the many incredible guests over the years that I have had on my show, I’ve learned so many lessons—the most important being that life is what you make it. Starting your day in a positive way, planning your success and strategizing your life and your decisions sets you on the right path toward living your best life. I have also learned to always be mindful of the people you allow in your life. Are they lifting you up or pulling you down? This is important to know because we usually end up being like the people we surround ourselves with.

Are you being kind to yourself? Sometimes it’s not anyone else bringing us down, but maybe our own experiences are creating automatic negative thoughts in our heads. Fall in love with yourself, cherish your body and your gifts, and most importantly, don’t forget about your purpose that you bring to this universe.

Lastly, being grateful for all the things that we have in our lives is very important because it can all slip away as fast as it comes. So when you rest your head at night, take a moment to reflect on how you’ve spent your day and if you are spending it in a wise way. Know you’re worth it and remind yourself that you are perfect just the way you are!

 Wishing you a Happy, Healthy & Prosperous New Year!