Take care of your body. It is the only place you have to live. – Jim Rohn
About five years ago, I took an overall wellness test. I did poorly and ever since then along with everything else I struggle with my overall well-being.
For those who will question the test, I will say this, it was for a health app, which encourages positive lifestyle change with simple manageable habit suggestions. I’m sure the test had credentials and they were available for the curious. I was not one of them. I didn’t look them up. I was unsettled by my answers. The result was anti-climatic. All I had were negatives views about myself, environment and future. It has always been a goal to be a practical positive optimist. My answers to the test revealed that I was failing at being an optimist.
It was written in another blog that I was tired of just existing. Now that I think about it, those words were simple pleas of how to enjoy life again. Life seemed to be working out for other people. I remember researching all the lifestyle-changing blogs that were out there on the Internet. It may have still been called the worldwide web. These people were reaching their goals, sharing their success and giving advice to the masses. Paying it forward. I was taking steps forward and 12 steps back, then find myself it what felt like a rut or downward spiral. A vicious cycle that I can’t accurately say that I’ve escaped. The only thing I can say is that sometimes I see it and is able to stop it, other times it happens and I don’t work for weeks. Then I feel guilty about it and promise to do things differently. Another vicious cycle?
The Merriman Webster dictionary defines wellness as the quality or state of being in good health especially as an actively sought goal. Full disclosure I have never actively sought out good health. It is probably a side effect of just existing. It has been said that it takes 28 days to form a habit. I really want that perfect triangle in the picture on the left, I don’t necessarily strive for it. Confessions are good for something. Now that I have identified the issue, the next step should be to take action. It would be great if there was a list of achievements or a description of something. The most I can say is that it is being worked on. I have no sage advice or suggestion. Except I persist.
Once I post this entry on the blog. I will make an effort to pursue wellness. I will try to keep the blog updated because accountability is key one of many.