Are you a resolution maker? I am not . . . actually I am, or I was, but my resolution this year is to not make any resolutions!
Because, while I make resolutions, I consistently do not resolve to act on them! I am tired of disappointing myself, berating myself and generally feeling like a failure . . . therefore resolve to not make any more New Year's resolutions!
Instead of making resolutions, I am making a plan of action! My plans yesterday were to:
Superficially clean and organize my home after the holidays (so I can think).
Take a look at my Cairn business plans for January.
Watch some football ~ it is Sunday after all ;)
My plans for the next few weeks include:
Walking my dog 3-5 times a week.
Doing Yoga 3 times a week.
Returning to my regular cleaning routine.
Being consistent with my business plans.
Buying, preparing and eating foods that nourish me!
A Plan of Action for me is smaller than a resolution. They are bite size morsels that don’t carry a huge weight of disappointment if I don’t complete them. They can be delayed if needed when the unexpected happens. A Plan of Action, more importantly, coaxes my mind into an active state of engaging with myself and my surroundings rather than a resolution which I experience as passive. Finally they feel like “I can/want to do this” rather than “I should/have to do this”.
Here at Cairn Physical Therapy & Wellness, our January Plan of Action centers around wellness. Wellness is defined in many ways:
Merriam-Webster: the quality or state of being in good health especially as an actively sought goal
Wikipedia: a state beyond absence of illness but rather aims to optimize well-being.
World Health Organization (WHO): a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity (illness), the optimal state of health of individuals and groups, a positive approach to living.
Global Wellness Institute: the active pursuit of activities, choices and lifestyles that lead to a state of holistic health.
Wellness has many components:
As Physical Therapists we are taught the Biopsychosocial Model of patient care,
which we use in relation to the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) framework. This model urges us to consider not just the physical body but intellectual, emotional, social, cultural and environmental components and how they interact.
Here at Cairn PT & Wellness we look at 5 distinct “body's” or components of wellness ~ a pentagon of wellness:
Physical Body ~ Our anatomy/physiology, movement, cellular processes, stability/mobility, physical function
Intellectual Body ~ our Central Nervous System, thoughts, knowledge, information processing, decision making,
Psycho/Emotional/Social Body ~ our emotions, feelings, relationships, identity, understanding, awareness,
Spiritual Body ~ soul, inner light, love, connection, meaning, unity, who we truly are, the Watcher/Knower
Energetic Body ~ our flow of fluid (Blood/Lymph, Cerebrospinal fluid, Breath), information, understanding, and unity between and among the other 4 bodies.
We address all of the elements in these five bodies to help active families suffering with nagging injuries, quickly and confidently return to the activities they love, even when nothing else has worked.
Have you made a resolution or wellness plan this year?
Are you ready to fix that shoulder, hip or ankle pain preventing you from doing what you love?
Are you unsure what exercise or activities are best for you on your journey towards wellness?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, Cairn PT & Wellness has many helpful options for you . . .
Call 424-244-0575 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for a free wellness consultation (only 10 spots available this month)
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