In order to be successful in making healthy lifestyle changes we need to embrace the powerful secret of loving ourselves. We sometimes can get so caught up and focused on others that we lose sight of ourselves. The thing that made Mary stand out to Jesus was that she focused on him and not on the troubles of the world. So what does troubles look like you might ask? Troubles come in many forms such as worrying about a deadline at work, focusing on your children and spouse, or even being so caught up in ministry--whatever your troubles look at like that time for you. If you have ever been on an airplane, the stewardess tells the passengers on the plane that in case of an emergency to place their own mask on before assisting others. It is impossible to fulfill Christ's command to love our neighbor as ourselves, in the absence of godly self-love. In this challenge, I hope that you take time to remove any guilt or stress in your life that relates to other people. Take time for yourself by doing things you love and enjoy. 


Today is a day of rest mentally and physically. Take the time to enjoy church and your family. Go for a bike ride, take a walk in the park, or just take the time to sit around the dinner table to talk.


Today is the day that you prep your food for the week. Do an inventory on your pantry, refrigerator, and freezer and create a grocery list to prep your meals for the week.