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Embrace the New Pace

7 April 2020
A man writing in his notebook

By: Ali Shulze

We can take care of ourselves during this time by recharging, recommitting and refueling our body, mind and spirit. These things can help us to maintain some consistency and continue to be our best.

Recharging – This can look different for each of us however it is important to take this time of a slower pace to recharge.  Take this time to get to bed at a reasonable time each night so that you can feel recharged each day. Plan to be physically active each day for at least 30 minutes. Recharge your mind each day by practicing gratitude. It is a great time to focus on those things that we are thankful for each day. It will encourage us to find joy in the small simple things that we once overlooked.

Recommit – To those things you have been putting off because of lack of time. Don’t let this time pass you by. When this phase is over, what will you hope that you achieved?  I plan to be the best version of me when I get through this. That means I am committing to my fitness, my health, my over all well-being spiritually and mentally. It is a great time to recommit to the personal goals that you would like to achieve. This can be related to your fitness and/or health or maybe relationships with friends and family. You are in control of how you spend this time and what you do with it will help shape how you come through it once it passes.

Refuel – By indulging in those things that help you be your best self. This includes eating nutritious meals at home to help you feel your best.  Dive into those relationships that you have with friends, family, kids, spouses, etc. to refuel your inner self.  Get creative with how you connect with those around you. Reading, praying, meditating or journaling each day can be a way to refuel your mind and spirit. This can be done in the morning before your day starts or in the evening as your day winds down.

We can recharge, recommit and refuel in different ways that work for each of us. At the end of the day, it is important that you feel your best and that those things that you can control each day are the things that bring you joy and help you to be the best version of you.

And remember “you got this” but for now “Embrace the New Pace”.