Friday, March 12, 2010

Personal Goals for Optimal Well Being

When it comes to my personal well-being I find myself contemplating optimal well-being. Currently I would rate my physical well-being a 7, my spiritual well-being is 7 and psychological well-being a 7 as well. A goal for my physical well-being would be to eat healthier foods, and exercise frequently. I would also like to quit smoking, but this is not just a physical goal it is all three. I depend on a cigarette break for all three physically calming to walk outside where it is peaceful, quiet, time for me, I also depend on a cigarette for that mental fix, and it is a crutch psychologically. This is a goal for a total optimal well being. The long term effects of this goal would be incredible towards my optimal well-being. Take steps to quit by researching which tools might work best to help me succeed with this goal. Spiritually I need to take time form myself to relax and unwind. Make time to take care of myself, do take one hour out of my schedule for everyone else in my life and do something for myself. Another goal is to say no sometimes. I overwork myself. I will make commitments and forget to take care of myself. I have four small children, a husband with an injury, and an elderly mother in law and I sometimes do not know when to say no.


  1. Hi Andrea,
    Chaos is the real organization, did you know that? They say that all the chaos in the world makes perfect sense, but we do not sense that sense!!!
    I can give you one advice,SAY NO. I did not say no for a very long time and the result was I exploded. I had a bad experience with my ex-husband and his family who alway treated me like an outsider and that hurt, but now that I think of it, it was also my fault. I did not say no and I did not stand up for myself and when enough was enough and I wanted to change, no one respected my feeling any more, so I had to bail out.
    I hope you would chose something other that cigarettes to help you relax, although I think they are your buddies now, so find healthier buddies to accompany your journey.
    Take care of yourself because as it turned out, if we fall we get replaced.
    Good luck saying NO.

  2. Hi Andrea,

    What's good about your post is you are able to share with the rest of your classmates that you smoke and you know it is a crutch. It took a lot of courage for you to admit that and I'm proud of you. Not many people can say what you did and know what you have to work on to reach a healthier and happier you. It will take work but once you put your mind to it, anything is possible. One small goal to start with is to start cutting back how much you smoke each day and listen to more meditation/relaxation tapes to see how they work for you. You can do it! I have a lot of faith in you!!