Self-love is talked about everywhere these days - on social media, in the wellness space, even on my own blog. I absolutely agree that self-love is important; however, it is only one piece of the puzzle…
Searching for the definition online, you’ll find, “well·ness - the state of being in good health, especially as an actively pursued goal.” This definition has two parts: the current state and the future state.
A few months after I turned 18, I decided to get a tattoo. I had given the idea some thought before making the big leap-desiring a symbol of my faith journey. I remember walking into the tattoo parlor with my older sister, sweating like a crazy woman.
It's funny how we set goals every year, and then a new year comes and we set new ones. But how often do we reflect on the ones we had previously set? How often do we move onto the following goal without truly taking time to recall how we achieved (or didn't achieve) or current goals.
I had to change my mindset and reprioritize certain areas of my life. It is then that I saw the biggest change in my energy, personality, and productivity. I added these activities into my morning routine and they changed my life.
I choose to live in such a way that honors him. For me, that means challenging my body physically, fueling it with the foods it needs, and loving each and every part of it. I choose to train my body as I train my faith.
As a tourist, you view Jamaica as a beautiful country full of tropical plants, stunning beaches and lots of relaxation. As a missionary, we saw so much more of it. Our leaders prepped us as much as they could for what we may see and experience, but it isn't until you experience the culture and speak with natives that you begin to further understand the way of life.