I tend to write a lot in different ways about the things that contribute to my wellbeing, primarily because I need to be ready and emotionally strong to cope with whatever life throws at me. Although our lifestyles contribute to our wellbeing, sadly they can also make us ill.
I find the following suggestions help:
- Objectively identify the areas you’re not happy with and would like to improve on and understand your reasons for wanting to improve them;
- When you have identified certain areas for improvement, decide what action you would like to take;
- Finally put into practice everything you’re happy to change and consistently work at.
Changes must be realistic and positive that way we’re more likely to work at them, but firstly we must recognise the need for change. Sadly, not all of us will make the connections or understand our need for change that’s because we don’t always equate unhappiness with our lifestyles.
Any changes we make should be tailored to fit our needs, achievable, within reach and relevant. Timing should also be a consideration, because if the timing is out and we’re not ready or equipped to make any changes, we’re less likely to implement any changes long-term.
Through my writing and my understanding of my experiences, I continue to work at changing my own lifestyle. Although it has taken me many years, I am pleased to say, I feel happier for it.