H3 Cultures is the Key to bringing your office back as you recognize, appreciate and support your employees as they move forward from the challenges of last year. H3 Cultures is about bringing Health, Hope & Happiness back to the workplace. Showing your team you care and support them as you bring me in to Present some positivity and ideas around getting Healthy so you can bring your best to the workplace #h3cultures #healthyhopefulhappy #BeTheException #mentalhealthmatters #wellbeing #selfcare
H3 Culture: Hope, Health and Happiness in the Workplace
Best Audience: Corporate, Conferences, Associations
This is the shot in the arm that everybody can agree on!
After the past year, the 3 H’s are at an all-time low.
Fear of the unknown
Working from home
Exhausted homeschooling their kids
Not having the regular system
Engaging with co-workers live
All of these things have challenged the workplace culture.
H3 brings back – health, hope and happiness.
Keynote · Breakout · Workshop
Annie Meehan Shares:
How to stay hopeful when things are challenging
The 5 Keys to maintaining Health, Physically, Emotionally & Mentally
Where to seek Happiness when things get hard
Caring for Yourself
Currently, I know so many of us feel like we’re stuck in a hamster wheel where days are rolling one into the next. Sometimes those days are filled with sadness, grief, loss, or struggle just to get through to the next, while other days are filled with hope, sunshine, happiness, and possibility. I believe we’re being presented with new opportunities to be creative in the ways we connect, care, and collaborate with one another that we might have been missing out on in the busy flow of earlier days.
Today I wish to remind, encourage, and hopefully inspire you to make time each day to take care of you. Caring for yourself could mean something as short as five minutes if that’s what you feel you need that day. Other days, time spent caring for yourself may be longer and should be if you need it. In these times of unknown, it’s important not to lose track of ourselves and what we truly need.
Are you in need of self care today? Try any of these activities:
Physical Health – Shower daily, (even if you’re not leaving the house), drink Plenty of water, (at least half your weight in ounces), take stretching breaks at least every 2 hours, (even if it’s only for a few seconds), turn up your favorite music and move your body for five minutes or longer!
Spiritual Health – Enjoy early, quiet mornings by yourself, pray, complete a devotional, keep a gratitude journal, mindfully breathe, focus on trusting that God’s plan is intentional even if you don’t yet understand the “Why” of His ways.
Emotional Health – Journal about your experiences, rest and relax, allow yourself to feel all of your feelings with no judgement, cry, laugh, celebrate and connect with others, lean on those in your life who uplift you, declutter your home, get organized.
Mental Health – Make lists of the things you can control, read a bit each day and challenge your mind, learn something new, teach someone something, write a kind note to someone, (or even yourself!), learn things at your own speed without pressure.
Relationship Health – Take breaks away from those you live with and reconnect with those you are missing, intentionally outline time for sharing space and time for separate space, be patient with yourself and others.
Financial Health – Create a new budget with your partner and examine what extra expenses you can live without, buy food in bulk to create/freeze meals for the days you don’t feel like cooking, ask yourself when making purchases, “Is this something I need or something I want?” or complete a Dave Ramsey course online to help you make steps toward your financial goals.
We may not be able to control all aspects of our lives right now, but there are still plenty of things we can control. Part of the control we still have is taking care of ourselves, which seems to be more important now than ever.
If you, like me, are hoping to find solace in something, I welcome you to find it in the thought, “We’re truly all in this together, we’re on the same playing field.” Though many in the world are divided about so many things, and as tragic as this virus is, I see it bringing people together who may have thought before that their differences were just too far apart. However, at the end of the day, we’re all the same, doing our best and wanting what is best for everyone.
I encourage you to make time for yourself this week and take the space you need. I also encourage you to offer extra kindness to others whether it be through a smile, a kind word, or a quick written note. Keep being the best version of yourself that you can and don’t lose sight of the care and compassion that yourself and those around you need.
What does living your exceptional life look like to you?
What’s one thing you did to care for yourself today? Was it enough?
How are you supporting others around you? What’s been the most effective strategy?
What’s your favorite way to care for yourself? What emotion(s) does it make you feel?
Goals and Achievements
I love setting goals, something that I’ve shared before. I’m very driven and before I finish one goal I have another one waiting to start. Recently, a number of friends have been encouraging me to take a moment celebrate how far I’ve come by making a list of my finished goals. I started to think about the items that I’ve accomplished. Here is my list of what I have done before I turned 50. What are your goals on your bucket list? Don’t just put your goals on a list, getting to work on them daily one step forward toward your dream goal will help you reach your achievements much faster then just thinking about them. Stop taking about writing that book and start writing 10 paragraphs a week. 2 or 3 paragraphs a day and you will have achieved your goal and have a book by the end of the year.
All of us have stories, lessons, and experiences to share and teach from….Are you ready to stop talking about your goals and instead do the work to accomplish them?
-Earned my GED
-Survived being a single mom
-Had four babies
-Raised three kids to adulthood
-Bought a Snap Fitness
-Built a Snap Fitness
-Grew and sold a Snap Fitness
-Bought my first house alone
-Bought my second house with Greg
-Grew an AdvoCare team and became part of Leadership
-Wrote an inspirational journal
-Wrote a self-help book
-Wrote a Bible study
-Have been married for 20 years
-Wrote a book that won a Ben Franklin Award
-Loved lots of kids through church and lunch lady land
-Traveled to Europe alone and booked speaking engagements
-Did the AIDS 6-day bike ride, The Breast Cancer 3-Day walk, and the MS150
-Hosted foreign exchange students for four summers
-Became a Certified Life Coach with Learning Journeys
-Started a motivational speaking business and have continued to grow and flourish, and I plan to book 100 engagements this year
-Overcame negative voices and stories from outside influences in my determination to look for the positive, the silver lining within the struggles
Phew! I’m getting tired from my list; I might need a nap before I set another goal. I hope none of you compare your list to mine. We all have a list; I’ve done more than some and less than others, but the important thing is that I’ve reached the goals I’ve set out to accomplish. That’s the key: comparison is the thief of all joy but being happy with what you’ve accomplished in your own life is something to be very proud of.
What is on your list? Will you share your list with me?
When is the right time to go after your goals? Have you ever taken a moment to slow down and celebrate all that you have already done in life before you set the next goals?
Are you an overachiever or an underachiever? Do you have goals, aspirations, or a bucket list?
Even though there is only one month left to 2018 there is still time to check one more goal off your list, What is the final goal you will achieve this year? Let’s not wait for 2019 to check one more thing off our list, you can get a lot done in Decmeber if you commit. Once I achieve a goal, Like getting my online course uploaded, I ask myself what is next…
Excited to start co-creating a retreat for 2019!
Move your body everyday….Dance your way through life
Time to go Play out, skip the workout and get back to health by playing. What do you like to play?
MOVE that body What do you like to PLAY? Move your body everyday does not have to mean go to the gym. Even though we own a Snap Fitness the gym is not for everyone. Sometimes I love to go to a class, jump on a treadmill, or go lift some free weights. But other times I love to take a dance class, go for a walk, play kickball, ice skate or just go outside and play with my puppies. How do you like to move your body? What were 3 things you did as a kid for fun? Do you know how to play? Jump rope, Skip, play freeze tag?