The Importance of Self Care!
Fearless Fridays : Health & Wellness
A collaboration with Empower4Greater Women's Ministry & Stephanie Miles, NP
On Friday, February 10th, Stephanie was a special guest for the women's ministry at Greater New Hope Baptist Church located in High Point, NC. The topic, health & wellness, with an emphasis on self care! First Lady, Rev. Dr. Angie McMichael referenced Proverbs 31: 10-31, the virtuous woman.
In the scripture the virtuous woman had so many roles & responsibilities. She spoils her husband, sews clothes, prepares food, a gardener, a giver, cares for the entire household, etc. Today women continue to wear multiple hats and often neglect themselves in the process. If we give our all to everything and everyone else, soon we'll have nothing left to give.
This is why self care is so important. Ask yourself, when was the last time I did something for me? Do you have an answer? Was it many years ago? If that was hard to answer, then you have not been practicing self care, and it's time you start!
Self Care Comes In Many Shapes & Forms
Self care can be getting a massage, a pedicure or manicure. Enjoying a nice peaceful dinner. Curling up on the couch and reading a book written by your favorite author. Doing whatever makes
you happy, unapologetically. One of the big ones, saying "no" and being completely okay with saying it.
Stephanie discussed the importance of being an advocate for yourself and taking your health seriously. Schedule your check ups and physicals. If something doesn't feel right, despite labs and vitals appearing normal, voice that! You know your body better than anyone else. Make healthy choices. Your body is a temple, treat it as such.
Practicing What You Preach
In true self care fashion, seven of the attendees at the Fearless Friday meeting received an IV vitamin hydration drip. IV drips are an alternative approach to receiving vitamins and fluid. Drips can help combat fatigue, boost your immune system, rehydrate, reduce stress, reduce inflammation, and overall make you feel great. We all live such busy lifestyles and often don't consume the recommended daily water intake. IV hydration is one way to help correct dehydration issues. Stephanie gives herself an IV vitamin drip once a month as part of her self care regimen. It was great for others to also experience the many benefits of vitamin hydration. What's your self care routine?
Ready For Your Self Care Journey?
If your journey begins with making your health a priority and you need a primary care provider, enroll at www.smithspcw.com.
If you would like to practice self care via IV vitamin hydration, learn more and book an appointment at www.ivsmileshydration.com.
Either way, we'd love to be apart of your journey!