This Sense-ational Life is a blogging series that explores the senses as a way of cultivating a more mindful, connected way of life. This week’s post features guest blogger (and dear friend of mine) Rosemary from Reflections of My World. Rosemary’s site highlights areas of her life, including her love of photography and her mindful, courageous journey to wellness after being diagnosed with an illness of her thyroid. She is living a Sense-ational Life one day at a time and inspiring others to do the same.
Sense of WELL BEING
What does that mean to you and me?
The dictionaries say well-being is a noun and that it is a good or satisfactory condition or existence.
We can have money and security, and even perceived advantages over others at times, but that may not truly serve our best interest or well-being. Did we have to give up a part of ourselves (our uniqueness) in order to gain that wealth and security? If so, we may not really be contributing to our own sense of well-being.
What are some of the little things that add to your sense of well-being? Is there fluff that you could eliminate that would allow you to replace it with something that validates your well-being? Perhaps practice, saying NO to others when you know that request to serve or provide something just doesn’t feel right to you. Trust your instincts. REMEMBER, you can always say, “Sorry, I have a prior commitment.” They do not have to know that the commitment is to take care of your own sense of well-being.
For me – it would be a balance of what is important to me. To look forward to those daily tasks that allows me to truly enjoy “being in the moment and knowing that all is well with me”. I honestly can say my well-being has never been better. This is me just after a haircut/style last week after a chunk of about 7 inches of my hair broke off after a radiation treatment. Relatives wanted me to go short, but I knew that didn’t feel right, so I did what would nourish my sense of well-being. I think it shows too.
Here’s hoping you will take a few minutes and access your sense of well-being!
My website has also added a real sense of well-being for me. To be able to express my passions and thoughts and not worry what others may think. Please feel free to visit my blogs and many pictures at Reflections of My World.
Sharing in This Sense-ational Life: Complete the Circle
If Rosemary’s post inspires thoughts about how you can or do experience a Sense of Well Being in your own life, I invite you to share your thoughts in a post and enter that post address in the linky below. Make sure to link back to this post so your readers can discover Rosemary’s thoughts on well being and wellness too. Then, check back for others (including myself) who will be writing about This Sense-ational Life.