Tuesday, 9 September 2014

wellbeing // What does wellbeing mean to you?

 
 
This next post in the wellbeing series has been written by the wonderful Annie, you can find her over at Hello Purple Clouds. Annie's blog focuses on green beauty and lifestyle, there's always some lovely beauty d.i.y to check out and awesome product reviews to read.
Here, Annie shares with us what wellbeing means to her and it makes for an encouraging, honest, thought provoking read. Thank you Annie!

Being asked to define what well-being means to me has been an interesting experience; I know what the words mean and even what might be a common perception of well-being: health, fitness, eating well, happiness. But what does it mean to me personally? 

It means being overweight but accepting it as a consequence of one of the two chronic diseases I have lived with for years. It means eating very healthily most of the time to make sure I keep my medication to a minimum, even though I know the weight won't budge. It means ignoring the judgment that many people make on your appearance and learning to love the me I am today because I'm stuck with it. It means having the love of a husband who really is a prince amongst men and valuing it all the more because my first marriage was a 15 year hell-hole of abuse. It means appreciating everything I have every single day and not getting hung up on the material things. 

It means that whilst my definition of well-being may not be everybody's, it is the overarching measurement of balance for me. If I can get up every day, eat well, my joints aren't swollen and burning, be not too exhausted to get through my day and feel love, give love and be content - then that is what well-being means to me.

It means doing the best for myself every single day.

4 comments:

  1. I think you have hit the nail on the head Annie - "doing the best for myself every single day". I think accepting who we are and valuing ourselves is really important to our healthy wellbeing.

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    1. I agree, Carrie, first a fore most, before anything else we must focus on ourselves. x

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  2. Awww I love Annie! This was very lovely to read, it just proves that she is so grateful for everything in life and although is going through tough times, she still gives out as much love as she can :) xx

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    1. Annie is truly a ray of light. She is on of my favourites! I think it shows true courage to be so honest with how you are feeling and then to also be so welcoming and friendly on top of that. She is awesome. It just shows that when you focus on caring for yourself, you can find contentment in doing the best for yourself x

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