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[Wellness Wednesday] What Are Your Biggest Wellness Challenges?

Happy Wednesday everyone, and welcome back to Wellness Wednesday!

You guys are going to be proud of me — For next year, I’m actually attempting to do a content calendar for the blog rather than flying by the seat of my pants. Hard to believe, right???

Of course that means deciding ahead of time what I’m going to be addressing in both my regular posts and the Wellness Wednesday posts. What I’d like to do is provide the wellness information you need and are looking for in the Wednesday posts.

With that in mind, I’d like to know:

  • What’s your biggest wellness challenge?
  • What wellness topics would you like to see more information on? Keep in mind that wellness encompasses dimensions of physical, emotional, financial, spiritual, environmental, social, intellectual, and occupational wellness.
  • What are some of your wellness goals for the new year?
  • How can I help?

As I mentioned in the post A Time For Change, I want to make this a resource for you, a place you can come to join others on our journey to wellness, but in order to do that, I have to know what you really need.

That’s where the questions above come in. If you could answer one or more of them for me, hopefully that will help us focus in on the areas of wellness we need to spend more time on this coming year.

I know it may seem early to be focusing on the new year already, but I tend to procrastinate, so I have to at least get started early. My husband and son love to tell the story of the time I bought some tapes called, “How To Stop Procrastinating” at a conference and then found them a year later, still wrapped in cellophane, sitting on my bookshelf. Perhaps working on that needs to be one of my goals for the upcoming year…

As for the rest of this year, please be kind to yourself this holiday season. Although this is a joyous time for many, there are also many who feel sad, stressed out, or overwhelmed. If we’re in the second category, we then have the added guilt of not being happy when we feel we’re “supposed to” be. Please know that it’s okay to have these feelings, and if you need some help processing them, reach out for help. You never have to suffer alone.

Joan at My Best Friend Adeline wrote a wonderful post this week, Surviving The Holiday Blues. I would encourage you to pop over to her blog and check it out. She gives some great pointers for both the ‘holiday blues’ and the more serious Seasonal Affective Disorder.

I hope the rest of your year is peaceful, filled with love and laughter, and spent with the people you love.

Please don’t forget to let me know what you’d like to see for next year’s Wellness Wednesday posts in the comments!




    1. You’re very welcome Joan! It’s a wonderful post, and I’m sure people will find it extremely helpful. Thanks so much for your kind words. Blessings to you!

  1. Now it’s going to just be me flying solo by the seat of my pants! I’ve actually thought of doing a posting schedule before, never did manage it… It’s a good ‘resolution’ for the New Year.

    I’m not sure how helpful I’ll be here, but just my thoughts on what you’ve asked…

    * What’s your biggest wellness challenge? Not feeling guilty when I can’t get ‘enough’ done, not feeling selfish when I take time to look after myself.
    * What wellness topics would you like to see more information on? Dealing with the loss of employment from illness and such an uncertain future with no income and no idea as to whether/what you can do in terms of work.
    * What are some of your wellness goals for the new year? Get into a more strict routine with meds and supplements. Learn to let go of stress a little more. Find some way of managing my financial/employment worries. Not to feel so guilty or useless or stressed every minute of the day.
    * How can I help? Just being you, as you write so authentically and compassionately that no matter what topics you cover, you’re always able to provide insight, encouragement and support to everyone who reads your blog.

    The sentence you wrote about “it’s a joyous time for many…” reads almost exactly the same as what I’ve written in the draft for my next post on coping at Christmas! Great minds think alike..!

    I love that you have tapes on procrastinating, but they haven’t been unwrapped yet! 🙂 For what it’s worth, I think you’re doing amazingly well with your blog and will keeping up to speed with it all, which is more than I seem to manage. Please don’t overwork yourself with it all though and give yourself enough of a break for Christmas and enjoying the blessings of your family and home comforts 🙂

    Caz xxxx

    1. Thank you so much for taking the time to answer all these questions Caz – you’re the best! This gives me some great direction for some future posts.

      I’m hoping that doing the content calendar will actually help me by helping me plan ahead of time, do any research I need to do, and maybe, just maybe, actually get ahead of my writing schedule. For me, one of my biggest stressors is that I often feel like I’m ‘chasing my tail’ trying to keep up with everything blog-related. If I could get a little ahead, I could do the job I want to do in making this the resource people need.

      Thank you for your kind words; I appreciate them, and YOU! Don’t worry about me working too hard – My son is coming home for Christmas this year, and I’m definitely going to spend as much time as possible with him. That means no blog work for the days he’s here.😊

      I look forward to reading your upcoming post about coping with Christmas. I’m sure it, like all your posts, will be extremely helpful and beautifully written.

      Thanks again for your help with this sweet friend. Sending love and hugs your way!

  2. your blog is so wonderful Terri and I am blessed to be able to read it and interact with you. one of the many areas i struggle with is stress reduction…….bless you for caring so much about others!

    1. Thank you so much Wendi! You are far too kind, dear friend! I think stress reduction is one of those challenges for a lot of us. I will definitely do some research and include some stress reduction posts in this coming year’s calendar. Thank you so much for your input; it’s really helpful! Hugs to you!

  3. What’s your biggest wellness challenge? Avoiding isolation and maintaining enough connections/friendships within the limitations of fatigue. Managing care of elderly parents, family, household, work and ??social life!

    What wellness topics would you like to see more information on? Any up to date info on fibro/fatigue..new cures!? and occupational wellness.

    What are some of your wellness goals for the new year? Reduce stress of financial implications of working part time.

    How can I help? Just keep doing what you do, keep being your lovely warm self. Maybe make short videos to add to your blog. Most of all enjoy yourself!

    1. Thank you so much for answering these questions and giving me some great ideas for topics to cover Marie! It’s so helpful to know what can be most beneficial for people.

      I’ve thought about doing some short videos, but I haven’t had the nerve to try that yet. Thanks for the suggestion; perhaps I’ll get brave and try it.😊

      I hope you’re feeling well and that your medication is keeping your heart rate in check. Wishing you a lovely holiday season and sending hugs your way!

      1. Thanks for your lovely reply Terri and you’re welcome! When the time is right, you’ll know. Don’t rush it! I’m very grateful to be good thanks Terri! Xx

  4. Not sure if you’ve covered this topic – memory not as good as it could be – but sustaining relationship in the face of chronic illness is a topic worth covering, and maybe there is more than one topic here.

    1. Thanks so much for the suggestion V.J.! That’s a topic many of us can relate to for sure. Sustaining relationships can be difficult in this day of all-around busy-ness at the best of times, and when you throw chronic illness in on top of it, the difficulty increases.

      Hope you’re enjoying your warm weather and having a good time. You know I’m jealous! I’m a bona fide wimp, and it’s COLD here! Hugs!

  5. Post supporting people who are house bound. Not everyone wants to blog or do crafts. Maybe inspirational stories of people who have made a difference no matter how small in their or someone else’s life. I’ve also read many post on how damn depressing it is, for those of us with depression it stacks up. Thanks you for sharing the great content

    1. Thanks for your input M! These are definitely some great ideas. You guys are really helping me fill up my content calendar with post ideas. Now I just hope I can do them justice.😊 Blessings to you!

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