Laurie’s Positive Points:
Give ourselves the gift of gratitude for maintaining our lives, especially our health.
We all have unique relationships with our health and healthcare.
Some of us run to our doctor’s appointments- with enthusiasm and with regularity, and others of us may not even have their own primary care doctor. Or have only met a couple of times.
We are all in our relationships with our bodies differently.
Our regular health care may feel seriously like a part time job or a full time job.
Just appreciate that everyone has to deal with their bodies and their needs.
We may get to a psychotherapist regularly if that feels appropriate.
But it is a lot to manage our health, while we need to cook for ourselves, and excise regularly, and also work our job.
I am saying taking care of our bodies is a huge deal, so just appreciate this reality. Just take time to appreciate ourselves for maintaining all of our lives that we do.
And sometimes we find individually, that one thing or another may feel like an even greater chore than it could be, because we have a long history of a painful dynamic with one part of our lives.
Just know that this kind of old baggage we have with loving different parts of our lives, can really shift if we continually be open to changing things, and also give this part of ourselves space to heal.
Get into a real respect and admiration for ourselves if we are maintaining our lives well.
And that could mean whatever it means. Like maintaining life well for one person is definitely different than for another.
One person may seem healthy on the outside, so it may appear that they are doing a fine job at maintaining their health, but just appreciate that we are all dealing with our own individual challenges, when it comes to dealing with our bodies.
And, the majority of what is happening internally with people is not visible to the eye.
Appreciate that other people may have a lot more to deal with, to maintain their regular health. It may be a much bigger job than another person.
Just keep giving the other person compassion because we ware all dealing with our own health challenges to a greater or lesser degree.
Be kind with people in general, because everyone is dealing with a lot to maintain their physical and or emotional health.
Often we don’t see some of the health problems people have, so just appreciate there is probably much more beneath the surface of what we see.
So give people more latitude in general to get things done, because this may be a time when challenges are bothering them, and their capacity to do things to maintain their lives is less at this time.