One Change At a Time
Do you take the time for yourself and your health and wellness? Do you use your leave time or let it go to waste?
Chronic health conditions are on the rise, which takes a toll on your overall health and wellness and costs money too! Prevention vs. Treatment. You have to STOP the go, go, go and running on E at times! Your body and mind craves downtime to unwind and unplug to recharge and reenergize itself. I do not deal well with multi-tasking to the Nth degree, being overscheduled and overwhelmed and being sleep deprived to the point of craving caffeine and sugar. No Thank You! I am one frustrated, cranky, irritable hot mess when that happens. I look for quiet and solitude to find my calm and collected self.
Solitude (Photo by RSheridan)
I have been on a journey of self over the past 3 years and I am learning about the following . . .
- Making myself aware of proper nutrition and making healthier food choices.
- Finding that balance between fitness and rest; getting that total body workout and getting proper rest.
- Learning how to deal with stress and develop my overall coping skills.
- Following my heart, listening to my inner voice and going with my gut.
- Taking time for myself and being proactive with my overall health and wellness; nurture and nourish.
- Developing social support and creating good relationships.
- Being open and seeing the possibilities in CHANGE.
I realize there will be stress in my life, but I do not want to be on constant stress mode! I am learning to accept that and embrace that by developing better coping skills. I want to create a coping skills toolkit. I am working on being appreciative, grateful and mindful to myself and other people! I want to be in the present moment. I am tapping into what motivates and inspires me too! I want to have drive and be passionate.
Another aspect in creating a coping skills toolkit is to really develop your social support and create good relationships! It is like a boost to your immunity as well as good for your heart, body and spirit. Healthy relationships = Healthier You! I have the ability to love, nurture and nourish myself as well as share it, give it and receive it. I love good interactions, connections and communications with my greatest someones!
Nature, Nurture, Nourish . . . (Photo by RSheridan)
I still struggle with change, especially BIG change in my life! I am trying to be more open and see the good possibilities in change. It certainly is not easy and requires a little hard work at times, but sometimes it is so worth it. Slow and steady wins the race, right! Really take your time and make the commitment to change for the better and to be the best version of you.
I feel the best Rx for overall health and wellness is getting your green on! I love to experience green spaces, gardens, nature, and the great outdoors. I also enjoy eating my greens too. I strongly believe in getting your green on every day even if it is only for 5 minutes!
Becoming One With Nature (Photo by RSheridan)