We don’t know if you’ve noticed, but we’ve been on a celebratory run since the year started. We started the year off reminiscing about all you’ve helped us accomplish, and then we rolled right into celebrating Black History and Women’s History Month. The party hasn’t stopped. But with this month being both Stress Awareness and African American Women’s Fitness month, we thought now might be a good time to pump the brakes and not just check in with ourselves but check in with you.
Getting consumed by doing ALL the things can sometimes be our toxic trait, but we don’t need it to be yours. Not anymore, at least. So this month, keep an eye on our newsletters as we’ll be sharing with you ways to promote physical activity to reduce stress and other ways to take care of your body and mind.
“Whatever is bringing you down, get rid of it. Because you’ll find that when you’re free… your true self comes out.” —Tina Turner
(A Mental + Physical Health Tip for you!)
Self Care Sunday
We tend to think of physical activity in the form of exercising (i.e., running, walking, weightlifting, etc.), but the truth is that physical activity can be as simple as moving your body by doing something you love. Dancing, gardening, bicycle riding, or even playing with your kids.
By prioritizing time for yourself to do the things you love, you’re more likely to reduce stress, anxiety, depression, and other symptoms that can cause you to feel like you’re about to pop off anytime someone asks you, “when’s dinner.”
Spread Some Blessings!
The consequences of police violence extend far beyond the loss of life. For families affected, it’s the loss of income, the sacrifice of basic necessities, and the start of a high-cost legal fight. If you have the capacity, consider donating to 1M4. Proceeds help support impacted families and sustain the work of 1M4 toward ending police violence for good.
We’re not afraid to say it; the work you do with us can be draining. But we set out to do it together because we knew that by balancing it TOGETHER, we wouldn’t have to do any of it alone. And not doing it alone means that none of us have to sacrifice our well-being, sanity, or who we are.
We want you healthy in all ways; mind, body, and soul, and because none of these things can be truly healthy without the other, we’re committed to helping you make sure you know how to fill up your meter for each.
Your Sis In All Of This,