Creating a blog entails asking a lot of questions: Why am I doing this? Who am I talking to? What is my greater mission? I’ve asked myself this a lot, particularly the last question.
It’s the question we all need to ask ourselves.
Why is it so important for me to help moms simplify wellness? So they can focus on what really matters.
It’s difficult to pursue what really matters if you or your family is sick all the time. Or if your marriage is falling apart. Or if you struggle with depression. Or if you feel disconnected with your faith and aren’t sure what to do.
Wellness encompasses everything – mind, body and soul health. Making wellness a top priority is essential to healthy living. Of course, then, it must be simple, otherwise our focus will constantly be on how to get/stay healthy instead of what matters most.
Which leads me to the most important question – what really matters?
I realize this looks different for everyone, but it’s something we all need to ask ourselves. What really matters? Why does wellness matter? Is it so we can be healthy as we work to live a life of passion and purpose? Or is just so we can look good in our skinny jeans?
If the answer is the latter, this blog isn’t for you.
Because, while my aim is to help you as you create a healthy lifestyle, there’s a greater purpose behind it. I believe each of us has something beautiful to offer this world. We all have unique talents, strengths and passions, that, when used together will not only make you feel fully alive, but do this world and the people in it a great deal of good.
Even as wives, even as mothers, we can do this.
If you’re just starting out on this natural wellness journey or if you went organic before organic was cool, I want you to think about this: What’s your greater purpose? What do you feel called to do? It doesn’t have to be a career, but what fills you with joy or makes you weep?
It is imperative that you figure this out so that something will fuel you when you feel like giving up and going back to convenience foods and sitting on the couch.
For help, I suggest reading It’s Your Call by Gary Barkalow. He leads you through several exercises to help you uncover the affect you have on this world. Just a warning: it requires introspection, prayer and asking a lot of tough questions.
But you can do it, right? You don’t just want the hot body, you want the emotional and spiritual well-being.
You want shalom.
The thing about your calling is that it can manifest itself in many, many ways. It’s discovering who you are, not what job you should have or business you should build.When you have an idea of who you are and what you love to do in every situation, you can apply that to any role you choose.
And you can use it as fuel, as the motivation you need to pursue a lifestyle of wellness.
When you struggle with moving forward, you can envision what you’re working for, whether that’s helping women in Africa give birth, or equipping other moms to heal their families, or inspiring a wellness movement that helps mom shifts their focus from avoiding illness to living a life of passion and purpose.
You need a why, a vision beyond yourself that will propel you forward as you create a healthier lifestyle. You need to approach wellness as if your life and the world depends on it. Because it does.
What’s your great mission?