Take care of your body! It’s your personal vehicle, but when it hurts so do you. This past week, Abbie and I decided to focus on Well-being, specifically physical Well-being. We sometimes forget to spend some time taking care of ourselves in our very busy world.
What did I learn by focusing on Well-being this past week? We should all try to make our workouts fun. On Friday, Abbie and I passed the ball around and tried to juggle it between us. We also played keep away for a bit. What a fun, simple game! Saturday was spent beautifying Sudlow. Carrying mulch, digging holes, and picking up trash is quite a workout. I know that doesn’t sound like fun, but doing it with people is! I should have taken a picture of that. My next workout was an example of a less fun workout, which was running 3 miles. But, that was followed with playing tennis with Abbie. Running by myself hasn’t been fun, but I think I would benefit from changing my views on it. Maybe viewing it as a personal challenge would help. I am able to get through tough times without relying on others all the time. Anything can be fun if the mindset is angled that way…
Speaking of that run, I learned to be encouraging to others. For example, there was a man edging his sidewalk. I told him it looked good and he responded cheerily. Simple acts of kindness go a long way. I don’t know what it did for him, but I had a short burst of energy during my run after I shared my thoughts with him.
I had a loss in terms of Well-being. I ate Hardees. And I had a Pepsi. When I struggle, I comfort myself with food. The school week wasn’t going as planned, so I was mentally beat up and wanting comfort. I must replace that habit with something more beneficial, such as dancing to music while preparing a healthier meal! Oh the joys of dancing!
If you look at the picture, you’ll notice I used x‘s to indicate something not supporting my value. I think admitting the faults is a good thing, as long as you grow from them. I may start including some of the ways I didn’t act toward the value in an attempt to better understand who I am as a person.
Create to know! What have you created lately? Next week I’ll be creating a Mind Map around our value of Compassion, which is the art of reducing suffering.