Hey World !!! Let’s talk about the Elephant in the room. Actually this “elephant IS the room.” Self-Health Care. Everyone is living in more fear than we have ever known because of a virus, yet we are not talking about what we can do to take care of ourselves so that for now and in the future, viruses aren’t “a thing” to worry about. I challenge everyone on the planet to ask yourself , “What am I doing to keep my SELF, my BODY, my MIND, my SPIRIT healthy?” We (all living beings) reside on this giant blue ball, this more than amazing thriving orb, suspended perfectly in space, in a perfect dance with the sun. It’s a miracle. And you and I, every single thing on the planet is a miracle. So many things had to align for you and I to be here now.
Unfortunately we get distracted by the life we have created. For most, life pulls in directions that stress us rather than nurture us. So I’m here to encourage you to stop for a moment and rethink what you do in your day to day that is nurturing, nourishing to your body, mind and spirit. Imagine a country, a world that put great focus and priority on “what it takes to be healthy” from the beginning of a child’s life? Awareness of self , of others would be undeniable. Sickness and disease would be rare and most importantly people would be far more happy.
Healthy Relationships = Health: we have a relationship with EVERYTHING in our life. Here’s a challenge. On a piece of blank paper write your name in the middle, then draw a heart around your name. Next draw a line from that heart outward like a sun ray. At the end of the line write the word: “home”, then draw another line from the heart and write down “food”, then another and write “clothes”, then write “work”, tools, shoes, ….. etc. until you write all the things, jobs, activities, people and pets that are part of your life. With each one of these ask yourself if it is a reciprocal relationship? Is it positive or negative? Does it (the relationship) bring you joy while you give joy? If the answer is not yes, then there is a certain amount of stress that is being generated and that stress can lead to health problems. This exercise is one way to help bring awareness to everyday stressors that hopefully you can change if you want them to change. These changes can lead to more freedom and feelings of wellness, peace and joy.
You’re going to publish a post today. Don’t worry about how your blog looks. Don’t worry if you haven’t given it a name yet, or you’re feeling overwhelmed. Just click the “New Post” button, and tell us why you’re here. #health, #healthyrelationships, #selfcare, #wellnesscare
Why do this?
- Because it gives new readers context. What are you about? Why should they read your blog?
- Because it will help you focus your own ideas about your blog and what you’d like to do with it.
The post can be short or long, a personal intro to your life or a bloggy mission statement, a manifesto for the future or a simple outline of your the types of things you hope to publish.
To help you get started, here are a few questions:
- Why are you blogging publicly, rather than keeping a personal journal?
- What topics do you think you’ll write about?
- Who would you love to connect with via your blog?
- If you blog successfully throughout the next year, what would you hope to have accomplished?
You’re not locked into any of this; one of the wonderful things about blogs is how they constantly evolve as we learn, grow, and interact with one another — but it’s good to know where and why you started, and articulating your goals may just give you a few other post ideas.
Can’t think how to get started? Just write the first thing that pops into your head. Anne Lamott, author of a book on writing we love, says that you need to give yourself permission to write a “crappy first draft”. Anne makes a great point — just start writing, and worry about editing it later.
When you’re ready to publish, give your post three to five tags that describe your blog’s focus — writing, photography, fiction, parenting, food, cars, movies, sports, whatever. These tags will help others who care about your topics find you in the Reader. Make sure one of the tags is “zerotohero,” so other new bloggers can find you, too.