@DawnMGibson hosts Spoonie Chat each Wednesday night on Twitter, from 8-10 PM EDT and anytime on the Spoonie Chat page.
This week Spoonie Chat is taking a second look at revisiting our health intentions for 2014. I don’t mean New Year’s resolutions or unrealistic restrictive restrictions that set us up for failure. A thoughtful self-care lifestyle can help with the chronic illness grind. It’s my hope that we can bridge the gap between doable solutions and the hopelessly frozen feeling chronic illness can bring.
Peter Bregman’s article Consider Not Setting Goals in 2013, explains that adopting areas of focus might be more helpful than goals or resolutions. To Bregman, goals are too focused on preset outcomes. Areas of focus are about deeper motivations and how to spend time and energy.
In January, we worked to uncover a few areas of health focus for 2014. How’s all that going?
A few things to consider:
1. The Americans With Disabilities Act defines a disability as something that interferes with a major life activity.
2. How has your stress awareness and management been going?
3. What role do your relationships play in your health status?
4. What areas of your health would you like to improve?
5. What changes, if any, would you like to see in your diet?
6. Can you foresee any changes in how your fatigue is managed?
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Tonight, #SpoonieChat is looking at health intentions. #Spoonie #SelfCare
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