With Change Comes Opportunity
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.
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How to figure it all out starts with a clear idea of who you are, what you want, and how to create that new life.
Wellness is what you strive for. Change is the mechanism to ahieve it. Healing is the end product that takes place in the individual.
You can live the life you want. Starting over or simply changing a habit or two gives you clarity and satisfaction.
Your dreams and ideas belong to you.
Experience is a great teacher. When you’re starting over, a helping hand is invaluable.
Concentrate on you. You’re the natural medicine that can design the life you really want.
Get Well. Stay Well. When you have the knowhow for keeping all aspects of living in balance, you’lll ive the life you always wanted.
Helping you get fit and staying fit is a huge industry in our society.
Holistic exercise considers the whole person - physical, mental, nutritional.
Going to a gym , working out at home, or walking are all good choices.
In fact, walking is considered the best all around exercise for health and wellbeing.
Websites with information for a variety of physical health and fitness.
This aspect is about how you feel and how you respond to the world around you.
Emotions can stem from your response to what you experience, what you value and how you are treated.
Your basic personality and temperment will help determine the range of feelings and attitudes you have, and also determine many of the choices you make.
Good, healthy choices rely on good mental health. You may need to consult a professional if you need help with keeping your feelings in balance.
Your financial situation should fit well with how you view your lifestyle - what you need and what you value. Earning, spending and saving are the three main components of finance, and keeping them in balance should be a regular habit.
Financial counseling can help you see different options to consider. Choosing a counselor should be done with care. Make sure the person listens to you, and considers your needs.
Websites for more information
It's about "What's for dinner?" It's about "Take off pounds." It's really about how you feel physically and emotionally, and your eating habits.
The consumption of food is a huge industry and a big topic of discussion. How did it get this way?
Once upon a time people ate what they could clobber or find growing in the woods. They had very short life spans, probably for a variety of reasons.
Today we take food very seriously, from what we grow, what we cook or eat raw, and what we add to the main food source. Recipes, condiments, calories, fat, salt, vitamins and minerals inform our daily food choices, and yet, we have weight problems and illnesses attributed to our eating habits.
Whew! The connection between nutrition and our overall wellness is critical. You really are what you eat. Feeling unwell or carrying a weight problem affects other aspects of your life.
Information abounds on this subject. Basically, what people eat and why has to be figured out by each individual. Here’s a link to help you make food choices.
Spirituality as an aspect of Wellness is difficult to define. For many, spirituality refers to a sense of what life is all about, how you view things, making choices, and what your personal purpose is in life.
Individual definitions will vary, depending on religious beliefs, sense of the supernatural world, and things that can’t be explained in precise terms.
Spirituality, as an aspect of your overall wellness, generally refers to your inner self, that part of you that thinks, senses, and feels a certain way about life. It has been explained as a combination of relationships, values, and purpose.
The need or desire to start over, following a major loss in life, has to cope with the emotional and intellectual upheaval that accompanies a crisis.Taking time for comfort and healing is essential if you want to plan a new life and move forward.
The steps to follow may seem irrelevant, however, your state of mind and ability to concentrate is imperative.
This blog post explains the problem and the solution for taking time for attending to these emotions.
Spirituality can give you a lift, and provide a positive approach to a difficult situation. How to care for the spirituality of your own life will depend on a clear understanding of who you are, how you assess your overall health.
After a long day of working, thinking, feeling and coping with life’s challenges, you need sleep.
The health picture regarding sleep is critical for taking a good night’s sleep seriously. Harvard offers an excellent overview of sleep issues for better health.
Although sleep is one of the necessary aspects of life to attend to, often it’s the first to go when you’re busy, anxious or dealing with a crisis. When the brain is racing or you have too many places to be at one time, getting proper rest gets chopped down to a few hours.
The general recommendation is eight hours in a 24 hour cycle, being in a comfortable bed, quiet and relaxed.
While you are getting rest, actually the body is performing a few important functions. If these functions are ignored, your whole system runs on an inadequate basis.
Here is what WebMd says about the importance of sleep.
The Cleveland Clinic, one of the best in the country, has recommendations and resources.