Sunday, January 11, 2009

My NON-resolution

I hope everyone is starting off their new year joyously and with a spirit to live life well. While I am never one to set myself up for defeat through futilely making new year's resolutions, I do now and then step back and take a look at where my life is and how I can make it - and myself - better. That being said, this latest examination just so happens to coincide with the birth of the new year.

I feel strongly compelled to boost my personal overall wellness factor seeing that I will soon be assisting others in being well. I feel obligated to do so. How can I tell someone else that x & y will help make them better when I myself am not doing that. So, I have resolved to take time to concentrate on myself, my overall wellness, my physical, emotional and spiritual well being.

Interestingly enough, my family has recently begun a fitness challenge - I'd say it's more likened to a wellness challenge. Over the next six months, my extended family on my mother's side is committing to making changes in their food consumption, exercise, and weight loss. While it is a competition, the main focus actually lies in making small changes that will greatly affect your overall lifestyle.

What have you done today to make your life better? We all say we have no time. Take a long hard look at your life and I'm sure you will find the time! I firmly believe that as a future occupational therapist, it is my obligation to live the principles and ideals that I will be utilizing with my clients. I encourage everyone to do the same.