I am proud of and grateful for the TG team. They are all good people who work hard for our clients. But, let’s face it; sometimes the pressures of work (and family) make it seem impossible to make healthy choices.

I believe our health affects every aspect of our lives, personally and professionally. And by health, I mean the wellness of our overall being – mentally, emotionally, spiritually and physically.

This week, we used our staff meeting to brainstorm what makes us healthy people, able to bring our best selves to our work and personal lives. The list included physical activities like exercise, drinking enough water and getting quality sleep. Most of us also agree that we need to get more movement into our workday.

The list also included creative outlets like getting outdoors, building things, doing art projects, gardening and creative writing. On the mental, emotional and spiritual sides, we listed spending quality time with friends and family, finding ways to turn off our busy brains, taking breaks from our cell phones and spending time in reflection.

Then, we talked about the barriers to making healthy choices. The number one culprit is time. We feel stretched in too many directions with tasks that have to get done. I think we all can relate to that.

We ended the meeting with each of us sharing one healthy choice we are already making and one we want to work on. We agreed to purposefully work on that one activity over the next 30 days and report back to the group next month.

My goals this year are to follow a running training program; consider what I’m thankful for once a day; put down my phone at night; and start and end my day with reading my bible, praying and reflecting. After our meeting, I’m adding that I will get in some kind of movement away from desk each workday.

Do you want to join us in getting healthy this year? What is one activity you can improve upon in the next 30 days? We’ll tell you how we’re doing and we’d love to hear from you, too.