“A house is who you are, not who you ought to be’”
Walk around your home, what do you see? Is it neat with everything in its place or is it lived in (clutter everywhere)? What is its style? Are you imitating your mother’s (or your mother-in-law’s) home or what the magazines say it should look like? Does it make you feel relaxed and safe or do you immediately start to pick up as soon as you walk in the door. Are our lives so busy with work, family responsibilities and so on that we only have time to do housework between dinner and bedtime? This can apply to the men also.
Our homes are the mirror of our personalities. Our lives are politically, socially and economically turbulent and we don’t always have the time to sit back and, ‘smell the roses’. You have possibly said at least once in your life, “If I had the money I would redecorate my house”.
Do we also put ourselves on hold????
Are we projecting to ourselves and others what we truly are? What others see is actually the outside of our personal self. Wearing fancy clothes makes us look good on the outside but the inside is…
Most of us are not taking good care of the inner person maybe we need a tune-up.
Answer the following questions truthfully:
- Am I becoming careless in my attire? Or do I try to look my best even when I am alone?
- Do I eat correctly? Or am I overeating on junk food? Did you know that salmon, lobster and or algae can turn on the longevity gene?
- Do I get my six to eight hours of sleep a night? Research has shown that obtaining enough sleep at night helps to lose weight, slows down dementia and helps the memory.
- Do I exercise either everyday or at least three times a week? According to Mayo clinic high-intensity aerobics can reverse aging.
- Do I try to keep my emotions under control realizing that negative emotions have a huge effect on my health?
- Am I setting time aside to enjoy life?
- Do I realize I need physical, mental and spiritual balance to be healthy?
Accept yourself as you are, knowing that there is always room for improvement, then work on what needs to be changed. Don’t beat yourself up for not being perfect, you still have time to improve. Today make a list of ten things you can do for yourself and then do them.
Ruth Carr RN MA CH can be reached at Behavior Options Hypnosis in Hamden 203-915-0480.