The last post gave you an opportunity to rate your success to date in six key areas. Here’s another way to look at how successful you really are. Take a few minutes and think about your achievements to date.
I’m sure you have a lot of experiences to draw from, so, let me help you focus your attention on just two areas to start with; physical well-being and your powerful mind!
Pause now and consider what you do regularly to support your body and mind. The statements below are examples that might get you started in identifying your wellness success. Why not get your journal out and write down any statements that are true for you; then add your own additional examples of how you look after your body and your mind. When you’ve finished writing, after you’ve considered every aspect of physical and mental health that is important to you, rate your well-being out of 10, where 10 is Excellent.
You can start your first journal entry with the words…
The success I’ve had with my physical well-being includes: (but remember, only write down the statements relevant to you and then add some others that are most important to you)
• I have good vision
• I have clear and glowing skin
• I have shiny well groomed hair
• I have sharp hearing
• My breath is fresh (most of the time)
• I wake up refreshed and have energy throughout the day
• I can kick a ball with the children for half an hour without being puffed
• I can touch my toes and am generally flexible
Then go ahead and rate your physical well-being out of 10 where 10 is excellent.
When you’ve done that, follow this process for the next category – your powerful mind.
The success I’ve had with a powerful mind includes:
• I can state what I believe
• I am able to challenge other people if I think they have their facts wrong, and do so respectfully
• I am able to make a suggestion or offer my opinions freely
• I am able to say ‘no’
• I can deal effectively with conflict
• I am able to let go of unimportant issues
• I have healthy relationships with workmates and friends
• I realise that my mistakes are a function of being human and that they give me an opportunity to grow
• I am included by most people I know
• I look for ways to work co-operatively with others
• I feel happy most of the time
Remember to include any of your own examples then rate yourself for having a powerful mind out of 10.
Now take a few more minutes to think about the statements you’ve chosen. What stands out for you? Is your body in better shape than your mind, or vice versa? What’s your biggest opportunity for improvement, if indeed there is one at all?
Bring this home by choosing an area for improvement and set yourself a small goal. What can you change or take action on this week that will move you ahead. How will you feel if you continue to take that action in a week’s time, in a month’s time, in three month’s time? What could get in the way of you starting? If you can deal with that, then you are on your way to your first step ahead in confidence!
I look forward to hearing about your new commitment.
Best success to you!