It’s likely by now, nearly four weeks into 2020, that many of us already have given up on our New Year’s resolutions.
Those well-intentioned goals to eat better, work out more and invest more time and energy into our physical and mental well-being already have been replaced by stresses at work and home that make these new habits seem impossible to form.
Over the holidays, while eating at a Japanese restaurant in Easton with my family, I was reminded about the importance of prioritizing our own health—so that we are better equipped to care for others. That reminder came in the form of the teacup shown above this column (with my daughter in the background).
The messages are simple. Common sense. They resonated with me, as I hope it will with you. The decision to be healthy and make good choices for our own health are surprisingly simple.
As we start a new year, I’ll carry this reminder to take better care of myself, my family and my MHA team. As we work on your behalf, and as you work to care for all Marylanders, it’s important to take a step back and take care of yourselves too.