It seems to be the case, that wellness is our personal responsibility. Wellness looks different to different people, but whatever it is to you, it probably means that you do a fair amount of work to achieve and maintain it. Many of our current healthcare practices are for when we are already sick, but I don’t find that to be ideal. I don’t want to be sick in the first place. If I am sick, I want to feel better as soon as possible with as few long term complications as possible. A few of the things that I do to maintain wellness include:
- Getting outside and feeling the sun
- Getting enough sleep
- Eating a nourishing diet
- Incorporating movement in my life
- Using food based supplements and herbs to support my wellness
And many more. I am filled with gratitude that I can do these things and that I can keep myself and my family as well as possible, but some days it is nice to have some added motivation to maintain these lifestyle choices. Especially when the people around me have different priorities and choices. Some of my favorite wellness inspiration quotes that I read to boost my commitment to family wellness include:
- Have a Say in Your Health
- Support you… support your doctor…support the life you want to live.
- Be well and have less fear.
- Take part in programming your control center.
- Clear your mind and your life will follow.
- Nourish our minds and our bodies to be well and resilient.
- Take part in our family’s well-being and love being well together.
- Is alternative medicine really that alternative?
- Get in touch with intuition.
- Weed, seed, and tend to our garden (meaning our family.)
It feels great to be well and it feels even better when my family is well. It feels safe to know that we have input in our well-being. It feels calming to know that our health is not completely random or out of control, but rather can be affected by our mind and body inputs. I am not saying that we can control everything, but I am saying that we can have an influence.
My wellness routine flows like a great mountain bike ride. You prepare with the best equipment, you make sure your as fit as possible, you choose a path for that day’s journey, and from there you get going and enjoy the ride. You may fall, you can’t control the weather, you may bump into a tree, or you may get a flat tire, but you have prepared and you are ready. You let go a little bit and you stop gripping the breaks in fear and in need for control. It is time to trust your preparations and enjoy the flow of the trail, the excitement of the adventure and the ups and downs of the journey that lays ahead. This is living well.