By helping others, we are able to enrich our own lives.
I recently heard an older woman friend of mine say that she lived to serve. It seemed such an odd statement at the time, but I realized there are many of us who live to serve, though we may never even mention it. Of course there may be others who are reading this and thinking, “No way, I’m not here to serve anyone.”
As women, even though we may reject the thought of serving another, we do live a life of service when it comes to family matters. Years of raising children, assisting the husband, helping the elderly grandparents or parents, volunteering for community projects or just simply helping neighbors are all forms of service to others.
Living a life of service is something to be proud of. It is through each of us that God is able to help others. That’s why it is important to take good care of your health. If you wish to be of service to someone else, you must first provide for your own well being.
Don’t neglect your health or overlook the things that you need to do for yourself. Visit your doctor regularly for check-ups and eat a nutrient rich diet. Get plenty of exercise and fresh air and laugh often. Seek positive avenues of entertainment that will refresh and inspire you.
Give yourself 30 minutes a day that you can call your own and start exercising today. For those of us who serve, we sometimes neglect ourselves, especially when it comes to fitness. With a whopping 1440 minutes in every day, you’ll still have plenty of time to help all the other people in your life.
When you make time for yourself, you become much more effective when helping those that you love. Exercise too, is a great way to spend your time because it gives back ten-fold. Exercise strengthens, builds muscle, increases flexibility, and improves endurance. But it does so much more. Exercise allows the body to burn off calories during and after the workout. It alleviates stress and boosts confidence, too.
Just 30 minutes a day is all it takes to keep yourself healthy and happy so that you can lead a life of service. For those who depend on you, your dedication to your workout will be a benefit to them as well.