Unapologetically Make Time For Things That Bring You Joy
Registered nurse and PhD Rose Rivers is developing Restoring Joy to Leadership, LLC with a focus on spiritual leadership development. As first lady of Reddick, Fla-based Benevolent Church of God she keeps busy with her husband, Pastor Sinclair Rivers Jr., fundraising to build a learning center in her community. Rivers is also a wellness consultant and coach.
“I learned years ago if I didn’t care for myself, I would not be able to effectively care for others over the long haul,” she says. “I start my day off with ‘me time’ where I meditate on food for my soul. I have learned a lot about me over the years so I know my triggers. I am a big believer in prevention and I apply what I believe to myself as well.
“I routinely take vacation time and down time for myself. I absolutely love spending time with my hubby, so to me spending quality time with him is an extension of ‘me time.’ When ‘me time’ is spiritually renewing and inspiring, it really does not take a lot of time per se. I believe we manage our energy through self-care…I make sure I get a healthy dose of something that I am passionate about, something that I care about, something that refreshes my spirit.”