As I sit here this morning I must admit there are so many “wellness” topics it’s hard to choose what to talk about. My friend Shari and I get together and share what we are learning about physical and spiritual wellness on a regular basis. This is a time to share openly and honestly and then we always pray. Truthfully this is the healthiest thing I do for myself. There have been times when it is hard to say I’m going to take 2-3 hours “just for me”. BUT I know that I am better for having a safe place to be with a safe person who will listen, ask questions, love me no matter what and tell me the truth as she sees it. I’m one of those people who mulls things over in my mind and heart. When I do that one of two things can happen:
1. The lies get filtered out from the truth and a direction is determined.
2. The lies grow and grow and grow and the thoughts become bigger than life, distorted and no direction is determined.
Often I can tell the difference as I say things out loud to my friend. Just hearing it spoken can sometimes show me the difference between the two sides of the subject I’m considering. If not, my friend asks questions and we pray and God always finds a way through my thought processes.
Sometimes we use our time to sort out facts from fiction in the “wellness world”. There are so many “health and wellness tips” out there. It’s hard to determine what is factual. We compare notes of life knowledge that we each have. We discuss the source and we think of trusted institutions or people that we can ask. My friend is taking classes on nutrition and holistic health and I am a nurse so we have a pretty good place to start. Right now I’m trying to sort out why I have Irritable Bowel type symptoms. I’ve tried several different approaches and so far not much success but it’s looking like stress could be the biggest culprit. Between changes at work (which have infringed on my time with my friend) and trying to help my parents with some health issues I think I’m “stewing” inside. I have a “date” with my friend on Friday. That will help.
So my wellness thought for this day is to make sure that you have a safe place (person) to go to when you need to “sort out” the debate going on inside your mind. This will help you make good decisions and bring more peace to you life. What are some other things that help you make good decisions?