I’m glad to re-discover this article, Life-Enhancing Strategy, on my blog from 10 years ago.
It’s basically about being grateful (or thankful) for what you have and using a strategy around it. My takeaway is that reflection and/or prayer is a great mental exercise to engage in everyday.
Other than family and friends, do you know what I’m most grateful for today still? The experiences I had dealing with three major health scares. That probably sounds weird, but it made me stop and look within myself.
This self-reflection helped reframe the situations to better understand what was going on within my body that created imbalance with health. Health and well-being has become the #1 goal.
Reframing is a method of problem solving where a different point of view is looked at. Reframing opens the door to new opportunities and can spark creativity.
Ten years ago I asked myself: What changes can I make to be more “in balance” and to be around for my husband and sons? Be grateful for an opportunity like this.
We really should stop compartmentalizing our lives and recognize that health, in all its states, is to be in balance and harmony. There is no quick fix for anything and there needs to be maintenance in all areas of life.
Eliminate or reduce those things that cause an imbalance because eventually it will affect your well-being.
Reframing a situation will challenge the way you think.