I write a lot about things that contribute to my wellbeing, because I need to be ready to cope with my disability and whatever life throws at me. Although our lifestyles contribute to our wellbeing, they can also make us ill.
The following suggestions may 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;
- Put into practice everything you’re happy to work at.
Our choices must be realistic that way you’re more likely to work at them. But first you must recognise the need for change. Not all of us make the connections or understand our need for change, because we don’t always equate unhappiness with our lifestyles.
They should also be tailored to fit our needs, relevant and achievable. Timing should be a consideration, because if the timing is out and we’re not emotionally equipped to make changes to our choices, we’re less likely to implement them.