The key to achieving a wholesome and balanced life is by prioritising yourself and investing in some self-care. We all tend to get so busy with work and responsibilities that we don’t always take the time to pause. But that pause is necessary if you want to maintain a healthy relationship with yourself and not burn out. It could be fitness, clean eating or even doing something you love for an hour a day – it’s different for everyone. The important thing is to find what works for you!
Making time for yourself becomes easier when you have support around you. And brands like Peek Freans’ Whole Wheat Slices have been on the forefront of campaigns that encourage self-care! They ran a successful 21-day challenge, which many prominent influencers even took part in, to promote healthy eating. Now they’re back again in collaboration with Sehr Beg, co-owner of Body Skulpt.
Sehr is a fitness instructor, business owner, wife and a mother. And that means she has a lot of responsibilities but not always a lot of time for herself. Yet she sets goals for herself as part of her self-care routine. Whole Wheat Slices collaborated with her and followed her journey on one of these goals – the 42K Istanbul Marathon. That was something she had always wanted to do for herself, and as part of their commitment to support the care of mental, physical and emotional well-being, Whole Wheat Slices pushed forward the initiative.
One can see the extent of work Sehr has put in to achieve this goal for herself. She describes the marathon as running from “Defence in Karachi to Karachi University and then back again.” That’s an ambitious desire but one that Sehr has been trained tirelessly for. Self-care requires dedication but you need to be willing to put the work in to become the best version of yourself
For every one kilometre that she will finish, Whole Wheat Slices will sponsor a person for a fitness workshop! It’s their way of encouraging everyone to make those necessary changes in life and supporting them in innovative ways. Their campaign makes you re-consider your lifestyle choices and will hopefully inspire many to do something for themselves. Like Sehr says, “Unless you don’t take time out for yourself, your wellness and your sanity, you can’t keep people around you happy.”