What do you want to be remembered for?
This is one of the questions we have been asking women in our research interviews for a long time, and there's a reason: who you want to be, and what you leave behind when you are gone, are directly related to how well you care for yourself.
Take a few moments to get still, take a few deep breaths, and connect with yourself. When you imagine people talking about you, what do you want them to see as essential to the essence of who you are?
Some of the answers we hear most often are "kindness", "being a good mom", "changing the world for the better". Any of those resonate with you? Now, holding the idea of what you want people to remember about you, imagine your life embodying that quality, way of being, or impact, and ask yourself this:
Can I be, do, or have this if I am not at my best?
One of the foundations of Call Me Unstoppable™ and our program, Unstoppable U™, is what we call The Ripple Effect. This is simply the fact that everything you do ripples outward. Everything and every person you impact during your day radiates that energy outward, and in fact what you do really does change the world.
This doesn't mean that you are responsible for the rest of the world, their feelings and reactions and interpretations. It does mean that everything you do makes a difference, and you get to decide what kind of difference you make.
So think about how you answered the original question of your legacy and what you'll be remembered for. Imagine the life you live as you embody the things that matter you, and touch people's lives. Consider that you and ONLY you can do what you are here to do. And then answer this: How can you be this person and have this impact if don't tend to your own well-being?