No Seriously, How Are You?
August 2013 Insights
So often we ask each other “how are you?”. It’s a nice way to greet people and gives us the opportunity to catch up on our friends, family’s and acquaintance’s lives. But in this month’s Keys to Success Insights I want to take it a step further and ask all of you HOW ARE YOU TRULY? Not only in general but more specifically.
As women, we are naturally nurturing and caring towards our children, mates and other loved ones. Our dedication and commitment to others can often override our abilities to take care of ourselves; creating obstacles with our physical, emotional and spiritual well-being. So in this month’s newsletter I’m asking you to take some time for yourself and consider the questions I have attached below and truly assess HOW ARE YOU?
Emotionally– Do you feel loved? Do you love yourself? Do you trust yourself to make good decisions/choices? Are you allowing companionship to lift and enlighten your life? Do you feel significant? Do you spend a lot of time worrying? Do you feel in control of how you react to situations in your life? Are you able to express your emotions comfortably? Do you show compassion and genuine interest in others well-being?
Physically- Do you get enough sleep? Does your life include regular exercise? Does your diet promote wellness within? Do you keep up with all necessary health appointments (i.e. gyno, dentist, dermatologist , mammography, etc..) Do you have an understanding of how stress may be impacting your health? Are you dependent on any substances to get through the day (i.e. caffeine, tobacco, alcohol, non-prescribed drugs)?
Spiritually- What is your life perspective, do you see the glass is half full or empty? Do you feel a sense of inner-peace and calmness? Are you living a purposeful life? Are you filled with a sense of love and appreciation for your place in this world? Do you see the beauty and values others bring to life as well as in yourself? Do you feel connected to those around you? Do you believe there is a real purpose to life?
Please let me know, HOW ARE YOU? I genuinely want to know!