Wellness Update

by MW Cook

What I’ve noticed:

  • Meat, when rare, is a delightful thing!
  • Anything, even homemade bread, can be bad when you eat too much.
  • My mind works ten times better with a decent diet and no distractions.  And when it works better, all of life suddenly becomes a little bit easier.
  • I feel like it would work a bit better with well-regulated distractions.
  • Devoting yourself to a challenge publicly makes it a little easier than if you did it alone.
  • Dark chocolate is a better friend than coffee ever was.
  • The hardest itches last only a week.  If you want to do something that you don’t really want to do, just get through a week.  It’s easier after that.
  • When your spouse is behind you, you feel like you can do almost anything.  And, suddenly, you end up actually doing it.  I would assume that when your spouse is not behind you you can’t really get much done.  But I wouldn’t know.  That’s never happened.
  • When you push yourself to do something that you don’t really want to do, you end up learning interesting things about yourself.
What I’m planning:
  • Since I’ve been strictly observing the rules in regards to mental and physical wellness, I want to move over to the other side of things.  I’m not going to be as concerned with them (though still very concerned).  Instead, I’m going to focus more on relationships and spirit.
  • I’m hoping to get out more, visit more, pray more and host more.  How am I going to do this?  Good question.  I don’t really know.  But I’m going to start with the realization that my culture fights against all those things.  So I’m going to do it as a man goes to battle.  Grrr.
Is the Wellness Challenge a success or failure?  I don’t know.  It’s hard to even know, at this juncture, what the point was.  But I have learned a lot about myself and about what makes me tick.  The trick, now, will be taking that new knowledge and using it to make myself a better person.
Well, less than two weeks left.  On we go!
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