Value Mind Map – Well-being – April 27th – May 3rd

well being

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.


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