Working at lifestyle choices

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.

26 Sep, 2011

6 thoughts on “Working at lifestyle choices

    1. I totally agree. It’s the little things that will help the most, for example turning the television off, reading a book; going for walks; making sure that you have positive people in your life. All those lifestyle choices are achievable without having to think about them too much.

      The hard part is changing the pattern of what we do. Once we recognise the need for us to change; it’s fairly straight forward. We have to want to.

  1. I need to make a few changes myself. Like taking short naps. I’m as bad as a child not wanting to take a nap. I usually though feel worse when I do.

    Great post and advice.

    1. Thanks Lisa. I think making changes to our lifestyle is something we should all do, but don’t quite manage.

      In our hurried lives we’re often too busy to think about them, but from my own experience I know it helps when we do.

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