Something I’m finding to be especially needed now that I’ve had a C-section. More on that emergency decision and the birth story coming soon. So stay tuned!
But for now, back to postpartum self-care. I’m not talking about caring for my body right now with things I can’t or shouldn’t do, like exercise or scented baths. I’m not looking at a scale or a size, but rather ways to easily and wholesomely give my body the attention and nurturing it needs in this fourth trimester.
As I go through this journey of healing my body while caring for our new twins, follow along on Instagram as well. I’ll be sharing in my Instagram stories each day more of what I’m doing to help cultivate a culture of whole health in our home.
And it’s not just for me. In fact, our family is working with AdventHealth for a 21 day Feel Whole Challenge and that means focusing on the body, mind, and spirit and not neglecting any one of the three.
The main reason I’m excited about this challenge is together, we’re going to spend just a little bit of time each day creating healthy habits as a family that benefits each part of our whole selves… and my hope is that it inspires you to take the challenge as well. Whether chronically ill or perfectly healthy — there is value in whole-person care and we can truly take care of ourselves through small, incremental changes. This challenge is all about those small changes that are doable and meaningful.
We have the power to take health into our own hands. To change our habits. To choose how we want to live each day. To be more positive. More mindful. More accountable to ourselves and our future.
Are you up for feeling whole?
Read on for the 21 Day Feel Whole Challenge with AdventHealth
Day 1 – Plan your challenges.
Day 2 – Get moving and commit to doing something physical daily.
We’ve got a list of fun outdoor activities here.
Day 3 – Drink more water today ( and keep it going through Day 21!).
Day 4 – Pray for someone every day of the challenge.
Day 5 – Share with someone what you’re passionate about.
Day 6 – Buy fresh ingredients.
Day 7 – Organize a space in your house that causes you stress.
Day 8 – Make a healthy meal you have never tried before.
See our Apple Pomegranate Salad recipe here.
Day 9 – Try a new exercise with a friend.
Day 10 – Find a new book to read before bed.
Day 11 – Think of someone you’re grateful for and tell them.
Day 12 – Analyze your bedtime and find ways to sleep better.
Day 13 – Volunteer.
Day 14 – Plant something.
Day 15 – Listen to music to improve your mood.
Click here for our Road Trip Playlist.
Day 16 – Make someone laugh.
Day 17 – Frame a photo that brings you joy.
Day 18 – Give someone a gift.
Day 19 – Do something you’ve always wanted to try.
Day 20 – Take time to schedule a preventative care appointment.
Day 21 – Reflect on this experience.
We’d love for you to do the feel whole challenge along with us! Keep up with us on stories and join us in the challenge and activities, we can do it!
Will you be doing the feel whole challenge too? Share in a comment below!