Tune in to see what I’ve been up to lately, and also take a free little challenge I’ve set for you. If you’re a busy mum, you need to watch this!
Recently I was at an event with some fabulous people and something that came up was our health and how we don’t always put ourselves, particularly as women, first in our lives.
And it’s so true! Like one of the mums there was saying, if it was our kids and there was anything wrong, we would drop everything and go and make an appointment straight away. But as mums, we often don’t make the time to do that for ourselves and just keep putting it off.
We think we’ll get round to it.
We put up with it.
We delay it.
And at the end of the day, it can come back to haunt us and create a really big problem where there didn’t need to be one.
Perhaps you’re putting off a dental appointment or other female appointments that you know you need to have. Maybe it’s just getting a niggling little injury fixed or taking time out to go and have a massage or whatever it is that’s going to keep you healthy.
[Insert YOUR achilles heel here]… pun entirely intended!
It’s crazy because we’re too busy keeping our family together to look after ourselves. But if we don’t look after ourselves, we’re not going to be there for our family. It’s a vicious circle and we need to act TODAY to break it.
So this month, I want to challenge you to stop and think about what you need to do in terms of your health to catch up and get back on track. Specifically in relation to any medical-type appointments that perhaps we put off, especially in the wake of COVID-19.
Make a list!
Grab a pen, grab a piece of paper and I just want you to think… when’s the last time you went to the dentist and had your teeth checked and cleaned?
When’s the last time you went and saw your GP and had your blood pressure and your cholesterol checked?
Or perhaps it’s a breast screen or pap smear you’ve been delaying?
And guys, you’re not off the hook either.
When’s the last time that you’ve had a massage to fix that niggling pain that you’ve got?
Or seen the physio to address a problem that keeps coming up for you?
I want you to make a list and then this month, your challenge is to do what you can that’s due and to make appointments for the rest so that by the end of May, you’ve either caught up on those medical appointments or you’ve got appointments in the diary for a time that’s going to suit you and that works for your schedule.
So if you’ve been to the dentist in the last three months, fantastic! Your job now is to either ring up and make the appointment for another three months time so you’re going every six months. Or make a note in your calendar to ring up say, six weeks before and make that appointment because then you get to pick a time and day that suits you.
So who’s up for the challenge? Will you put your hand up and say, yep, Sophie, I’m in, I’m going to do this?
I’d love you to post what appointments you come up with as being due because it might prompt somebody else to realise they need to do the same.
Have an awesome May and let me know how you go with your medical appointments.