Wellness Journey Writing prompt:
How will you know when you are feeling better?
My answer in a nutshell:
When I am expressing myself fearlessly.
Here’s my attempt to do just that; express myself fearlessly.
Earlier today I was thinking about my wellness journey and so I began to write down some ideas. A long time ago my mother told me that sometimes what we go through and how we get through it isn’t for just us, but it’s to help someone else. And at the core of everything that I do, is helping someone else while also doing what I love. Therefore, it is my hope that after you read this blog you will answer the wellness journey prompt question for yourself, you will draw out your own wellness timeline, and you’d be so inspired by your own story that you keep moving forward and through whatever season you are in.
My Wellness Journey and Timeline
I believe that the wellness timeline is unique for each individual, and I’d like to share my own experiences and how I moved through them. Please remember not to compare your journey to mine, but rather reflect on your own story. You have overcome challenges before. How did you do it? Visualize it. Trust that the next difficulty that comes your way won’t last forever. This image represents that truth, creating a tangible connection between your imagination and reality. It brings the image you create to fruition.
When going through tough times, simply looking at this timeline can be a catalyst for your wellness journey. Here’s how my personal timeline unfolded:
1. Anger: The initial stage involves feelings of anger. It’s natural to experience frustration and resentment during this phase.
2. Denial: Following anger, there is often a period of denial, where the reality of the situation is resisted or avoided. Acknowledging this stage is an important step.
3. Acceptance: Eventually, acceptance sets in. It is crucial to come to terms with the circumstances, allowing space for healing and progress.
4. Grace: Once acceptance is reached, it’s important to extend grace to yourself. Embrace self-compassion, understanding that mistakes happen and it’s part of being human.
5. Clean up: Following grace, the next step involves cleaning up any messes created during the challenging times. Address unresolved issues, mend relationships, and make amends.
6. Picking up what was let go: After cleaning up, it’s time to reclaim what was set aside while you weren’t feeling well. Reconnect with hobbies, goals, or aspects of your life that were temporarily put on hold.
7. Increasing effort and learning new skills: As stability returns, increase your efforts and focus on personal growth. Learn new skills, explore opportunities for development, and embrace a mindset of continuous improvement.
8. Acknowledge seasons: Recognize that personal growth occurs in seasons. Sometimes, it’s necessary to pause and rest. Understand that progress is not always linear, and taking breaks is essential for overall well-being.
9. Address mindset and three levels of change: Your mindset plays a crucial role in manifesting your desires. To achieve sustainable results, work on your mindset, systems, routines, and habits. Understand what you want and why it matters, ensuring your motivation has significant weight and can drive action.
Remember, this timeline is a representation of my own journey, and yours may unfold differently. Embrace your unique path, and let this timeline serve as a guide for reflection and inspiration during your wellness journey.
Note from the writer:
Someone asked me why I always share my personal stories when talking about wellness or my career in book publishing and bookselling, and it’s because I believe that there are men and women like me that don’t give a damn about what you are talking about when your life is showing that you don’t even believe or practice what you’re preaching.
I’m from a generation of people who want to see the results of the actions and the beliefs that you, the person “speaking”, had. Who understands that yes, even we will be judged by the way that we judge others so we make sure that we lead by example and share what we’ve experienced and not just what we’ve read or heard someone else say, we know that we know that we know and we have proof because we’ve lived it.
Hey, thanks for reading! Come back again, I’m always writing and sharing my two cents. I’m a communicator and my favorite way to communicate is through writing. Take care of yourself, see ya next time!