Friday, January 23, 2015

Writing Your Way to Health

Well the original article is Writing Your Way to Happiness, but not all good habits directly lead to happiness (I'd be pretty happy sitting around the house playing games and eating ice cream all day...) so let's focus more on writing our way to healthy bodies, minds, and spirits.

The article (and underlying research) suggests that if you write about your goals and obstacles, that you can analyze them in a way that helps you make positive change.  I've definitely seen some of that in my blog, but I won't be perfect until I get to heaven, there's always room for improvement.

Current obstacles:

  • Not enough time for all my ambitions
  • Slacking on physical therapy
  • Snacking too much
  • Chronic stomach problems since March 2014
  • Doubt about the new doctor and the $4000 I spent on medical expenses in the last 12 months with no significant improvement.
  • Not scheduling for sleep
  • Forgetting pills
Well, all but two of those things are schedule related, so perhaps that is what I should be focusing on.