My Grade Card
If you graded yourself on the dimensions of wellness, how would you do?
Sounds like you have things well in hand, and that contentment is in there as well. Bravo to you!!!!
I really liked this post, Janet - once again, you've made me challenge myself and think forward.
On the scale, I just scrape a pass mark and yet I'm fit, engaged, as independent as one can be when one still has a competent partner who handles the business.
I'm content with life and always want to be occupied in my favourite things and I adore my family and am so very grateful for my small but close group of friends.
However, I do need to work on emotions as was evidenced 6 weeks ago when my son was diagnosed with an extremely rare lung disease for which there is currently no treatment. The prognosis varies from 3 years if the condition worsens to 20+ years if it doesn't. And there's always the option of transplant. (he's 39 with a gorgeous wife and 5 year old son).
I was being super strong for everyone but I was also, I believe, in either denial or an oddly bipolar approach to it all. So I took myself off to my psychologist and we chatted and he steered me back on track with extended meditation and mindfulness. This is very much a must in my health regime and will be with me until I am no more. I just need to do it twice a day, not once.
In its own way, because it is Buddhist based, it has its own degree of spirituality. Part of the process is Loving Kindness and that's my commitment to a spiritual way of life.
Thank you, once again.
This is so interesting. I would need to work on my occupational and striving for a little more balance there. It's certainly in my long term forecast. Because I've been working more than usual my social has changed quite a lot. I am an introvert so I need to work on building the social IRL, however my clincial job is ALL social and I live in a small community so I guess I get it just by stepping out the door! Physical is always on my list. If I wanted to get a 10/10 in physical I think I'd have to devote my life to it. I think this comes from being a health care professional so it's probably ingrained in me that nothing is quite good enough, there is no guarantee.
If I had a patient with your score Janice I would think that is looking very good.
Excellent, as always, Janice. I rate my self high on all points but one - considering my age, but the PHYSICAL, unfortunately, would be about a -2 at this point. But I am having a happy, productive life all the same! Thanks for making me think about it.