Develop your mind, character and body

Wellbeing involves the spirit, mind and body.

I am currently “unemployed”.  It’s my own doing.  I’m off to Canada for 6 months in May, but I decided to leave work early to enjoy a bit of me time, and to close things down here in the UK.

However, I have not stopped developing myself.  You don’t have to get paid to do that!  Paying attention to your mind and character is healthy, positive, has long-term benefits and is one of the most certain ROIs I know.

One thing was missing though.  In order to develop holistically, I needed to undertake some physical work!  OK, I do a bit of digging on my allotment plot – after all it’s spring and there is a lot to be done – but I was still putting on weight, feeling lethargic, and getting out of breath easily.  I knew I had to change the status quo.

So for the next month, before I fly off, I’m going to the gym.  I know that the benefits will be:

  • greater physical fitness
  • better sleep
  • increased serotonin – the feel good hormone
  • increased ability to concentrate – great – cos I will be able to develop myself better mentally.

I have learned that I need to give attention to my whole life – to think holistically.  I cannot leave any part out because it will affect everything else.  I will become “ill”, out of balance.

So today, I will remember that I am

  • spiritual
  • physical
  • mental

Wholeness only comes when I embrace all of me.

And after all that hard word – there’s nothing like a good massage.  Read what Randy Gage has to say about the Magic of Massage.

What actions have you adopted to ensure your wellbeing?

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About katehobbs

Mother to two who are now independant and living away from home. Wife to Steve, for the last 26yrs and looking forward to many more years. I have enjoyed 18 months in the Okanagan, something that I have longed to have the opportunity to do for a while. Living a dream, you could say. Now, I am interning with Living Waters Canada based in Vancouver until end of April 2013. I love to grow my own food - it tastes so much better. I also build up, train and encourage others to achieve more than they thought possible.
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4 Responses to Develop your mind, character and body

  1. Hi Kate,
    Well good luck on your new adventure in Canada. My only advice (I’m a Minnesotan) is be sure and pack your long johns.

  2. Annette says:

    I agree, but no-one’s getting me to the gym!

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