Resources help you to find ideas and solutions to the problems you face.
Understanding what has happened, seeking support, and finding good resources, like books and essays, gives you a head start to a new life.
When you need advice, where do you go? Who do you talk to? Whose opinion do you trust? Why?
Life changes, whether initiated by you, or brought about through trauma and upheaval, demand patience and clear thinking. You may want to retreat from the chaos and damage you’re feeling, and this can be done in different ways.
A retreat center offers a variety of services by persons trained and skilled in all aspects of healthy living. Program administrators can direct you to a full Wellness evaluation, or you can choose in what area you need help.
Private counselors and therapists will help you sort out what changes need to be made, and how best to accomplish that.
There are groups specific to aspects of Wellness - such as nutrition, exercise, spirituality - in which a leader initiates discussion, and participants may contribute, ask questions or just listen.
Friends and family - The people in our lives who know and love us often want to help, and will offer suggestions. Unless they are experts on the subject, I recommend thanking them, and then deciding whether to make a change by yourself, or seek professional help.
You’re in charge of your life. You have to do the work, and you reap the benefits.
If you are reading this, perhaps you’re thinking of making changes to your lifestyle. Whether you want a significant overhaul, or a few tweaks here and there, be assured you can do this.
Life events can destroy parts or all of your life overnight. The Pandemic has certainly done this. Jobs, housing, family life have taken a beating. At the same time, we all make changes to our everyday routines in hopes that we can make things work better.
If you want or need to change your life, this is the place to start.
Like everyone else, I’ve made changes over the years. Becoming a widow at age fifty, with children still at home, was major. It took years for me to get everything done, that either was required, or that I thought would benefit my family. As I struggled and implemented new ideas and habits, I discovered I was striving toward something called wellness.
What Is Wellness?
A general definition of wellness is that it is not just surviving but thriving. It’s healthy habits, practiced daily for better outcome in all aspects of living.
What impacts you, motivates you, brings peace and joy into your life, and structures your habits and decisions?
It’s a path that gives you independence and peace of mind. Not just tweaking little things for immediate comfort, but finding ways to create sustainable methods for the long term.
The Path To Wellness
Evaluating your life and creating a life plan should reveal what’s good and what’s not working. Finding your way to wellness is a path you walk every day.
This is the method that helps you heal, gives you purpose, relaxation, a positive outlook, confidence, contributes to physical and emotional health, stimulates ideas and instills peace of mind.
It’s the road to independence, an Aha moment that lets you function on your own intentions and abilities.
It doesn’t have to be mind boggling or back breaking.
Millions of people are making significant changes to their lives. Yes, it has some risk, but what are you risking by living with habits and responsibilities you don’t need or want?
And if you knew a change would make you happier, how soon would you do it?
Why Make Changes?
The reasons for wanting to make major changes in your life are many, and may include:
Your Life Plan
Self evaluation is the key to making a major overhaul, or just tweaking a few problems.
New Life Plans advice - care about yourself, find purpose, consider diverse ideas and interests, figure out what you're looking for, your individual roadmap.
From Indeed Career Guide
This Guide gives you a start for creating your life plan. The notes you take should give you good ideas for how you want your life to look. Each step should reveal the general direction you want to take to move forward and design a life you love. Enlarge on the ideas that appear on your worksheet, and evaluate them carefully. Your goal is to arrive at the best step to take from start to finish.
The Seven Step Module For Changing Your Life
This final step should express exactly what you want and how you plan to get it. The path will be bumpy occasionally, but your commitment will keep you going.
As you respond to the steps here, you can print out this page, or refer to it on a fresh page on the computer or with pen and paper.
You can always revise.
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