To be, or not to be, that is the question-
William Shakespeare's play, Hamlet.
Do you want to be healthy?
This may seem like a silly question but as a registered nurse with nearly thirty years of experience, you might be surprised that some people will say they don't care about being healthy. They recognize that their behaviors are causing, or leading them down an unhealthy path. They choose those behaviors over healthy ones. As much as we would like to see them choose a healthy path, it is their choice. We healthcare providers try and help them explore why they would want to choose this destructive path, encourage them to access options that may help or at least leave them with a few health resources in the event they change their mind.
The power of our intention, defined as a directed thought to perform a determined action, is a growing science. This is why we need to start with determining where we want to go.
So, I ask again, do you WANT to BE healthy?
If yes, what does health look and feel like to you?
Is your vision realistic?
If yes, what actions are you taking to achieve your vision of health?
For those of you who answered, "Yes, I want to be healthy!", let's get started!
Grab a notebook or a friend and write down- I AM Healthy.
Then write down what that looks and feels like.
Write down what you are doing, and will be doing, to manifest your healthy vision.
If you haven't already gone for your annual visit with your primary care provider, you may want to schedule an appointment. I suggest you consider bringing what you just wrote down. Ask your doctor or nurse practitioner, what they think of your goals. Ask what recommendations they might add to your health definition. Perhaps they may want to suggest some other behaviors that you may want to add based on your health assessment results.
Are you looking to educate yourself about how you can enhance your ability to become a healthier you? I invite you to subscribe to my blog, youtube videos, monthly newsletter and other social media platforms. As a board certified advanced holistic nurse, I have a wealth of information that I am excited to share with you including my favorite health tool-nature. I offer inspiration, motivation, ideas and the latest research on holistic health.
Please share your ideas, questions and success stories too! You are not alone on this health journey.
Let's get healthier together.