How Are You?
(Author’s Note: I am late in getting this inaugural Wellness category post published but life, death, job search and a giraffe named April interrupted my plans. This week there will be posts about how I am doing in each area of my life. Hopefully my posts will encourage you to work on the areas of your life. Or after you find out about my life, maybe you will gain a new appreciation for your life. This series will end on March 29th.)
Just Trying To Be Nice?
One of life’s most over used and insincere greetings is
“How are you?”
People ask that question but really do not want to know the answer. All they want to hear is “fine.” They usually are asking the question just to be nice.
8 Key Areas Of Life
However, today we need to get serious about the question “How are you?”
How is your physical health? Physical health is one of the 8 key areas of life according to J.T. O’Donnell.
Here is the full list:
- Mental Self
- Physical Self
- Family, Friends & Children
- Physical Environment/Surroundings
- Romance/Significant Other
I put them in the order of importance for me as of today. The bottom six fluctuate but Mental and Physical self are always the top two.
Darren Rowse spoke about his physical self in episode #38 of his ProBlogger Podcast. He talks about changes he made and how they impacted his life and blog.
What he has to say applies to everyone and not to just us bloggers. I’ve made a change as a result (there are times my laptop sits on an empty milk crate, so I have to stand).
Must Do This
The condition of your physical self becomes more important after losing a spouse. You need to see your doctor as soon as possible so you have a starting point from which to improve or maintain depending upon your results. When making your appointment inform them your spouse passed away, odds are they will get you in quickly.
One Of The Best Uses Of Your Time
Aside from reading your Bible and doing a daily devotion, the best use of your time today is to listen to Episode 38 of Problogger Podcast.
Once you are done ask yourself
“How Am I – Really?”
Bio: Michele Kearns is the founder and HUG© (Hope Unites Globally) Award-Winner of JoyReturns. She shares her widowhood adventures hoping to encourage widows to move through grief and rebuild their lives by seizing new opportunities. A graduate of Kent State University with a Bachelor’s degree in communications, she’s used those skills while working as a call center team leader, facilitating a grief support group and helping small businesses with various writing and administrative assignments. Michele is a bookworm, lover of golden retrievers and an amateur photographer. You can view her photographs at OgleOhio.com because one blog is not enough