Presentation on theme: "Physical Well-Being WAYS TO THINK OUTSIDE OF THE BOX Jennifer Prinz Portico Benefit Services Regional Representative 400-305."— Presentation transcript:
Physical Well-Being WAYS TO THINK OUTSIDE OF THE BOX Jennifer Prinz Portico Benefit Services Regional Representative 400-305
While we are not all born perfectly healthy or able to live life without injury or illness, we can live well by tending and nurturing our body as a gift from God. Feed it healthy foods, keep it hydrated, build physical endurance through regular exercise, and respect your body’s need for rest.
To be a more effective leader for the sake of the world To model healthy behaviors for our children To have a healthier relationship with God To endure hardship with resilience and grace To feel better in mind and body To avoid lifestyle-related illness To better steward gifts given by God To age with strength and dignity To lead my congregation toward wellness To help decrease overall health care costs thereby increasing mission dollars
As imperfect human beings, we often react from a place of insecurity when faced with multiple responsibilities: We overreact. We lose focus and discipline. We listen poorly, distracted by our own concerns. We tend to act as though we, alone, are in control. We compare ourselves to those around us, worried that we don't measure up. We unfairly blame others.
If we're centered daily in faith and stewarding our gifts wisely, we're better able to manage life's challenges. Then we can: Work from our values, strengths, and interests. Accept our limitations. Seek and accept help. Forgive ourselves and others. Focus on improving the way we do our job as a way to enhance the lives of others.
Divide into groups of 5 As leaders… dare to be healthy Come up with 5 creative ways to help you be a healthy leader.
Rostered leaders: What would be one thing your congregation could do for you and/or your family to support you having a overall better physical well-being and healthier life style?
“… self-care is never a selfish act. It is simply good stewardship of the only gift I have, the gift I was put on earth to offer to others. Anytime we can listen to true self and give it the care it requires, we do so not only for ourselves but for the many others whose lives we touch.”