Well Being in All Aspects of Life
Part One – Introduction
As humans we all at some time if not most of the time have concerns regarding our health and well being whether physical, emotional or mental. And we can find as many ways of dealing with health as there are people. These can range from ignoring taking care of our selves to being overly vigilant to the point of hypochondria.
In this series I’d like to address some of the issues we can face in our pursuit of well being, health and happiness or contentment.
Most importantly this is about
- taking over our care of our selves,
- being self responsible and
- about not blaming anyone or anything for our state of health.
This is not about such things as having worked or lived in a toxic environment, been injured by the carelessness of another, etc. Yes, the companies or people that have engaged in unhealthy or dangerous practices do need to face the consequences of their actions but that is a different topic. Regardless of how your health has been compromised your first priority must be on your health. Working to bring resolution or correction to the situation if it is within your best interests to do so is secondary. Once your health has been compromised put your focus on the healing not on the reason why you’re in this state. Focussing on blame will only aggravate your condition.
Whether we are currently in a state of health and well being, have been born with a health issue or through circumstance now find ourselves facing illness we are ultimately responsible for the choices we now make in either staying healthy or bringing ourselves back to a healthier state. This does not mean that if you have a terminal illness or a chronic condition that some miracle is going to make you suddenly healthy although that may happen. It may mean that in this case you find ways to live in a state of well being within the parameters of your situation.
Taking care of ourselves is about
- Working in concert with the health professionals of your choice
- Taking the steps you need to for your best interests.
- Self Empowerment and
- Living in Well Being.
In part I’ll use my own journey through fibromyalgia and our family’s experience dealing with a child’s terminal illness as examples of some of what we may encounter along the way. Next time we will discuss physical health and well being.
I would also like to invite you to share your own experiences and any comments you may have on this topic. We can learn a great deal from each other and I hope to begin having thought provoking discussions here.