Taking Health Action
Taking control, or action, for your health is a positive movement away from dys-ease.
Taking action requires being educated about physical sensations or signs of pain, lack of mobility, weight gain or loss, and decreased mental clarity. Learning about how to take action then is a positive action.
Visiting Your healthcare practitioner to learn what You can do for your health is a positive health action.
This is Self-Care.
Taking Responsibility for Your Health is a Learning Process.
- You may read a book.
- You may search on the internet.
- You may listen to or read a health report.
The ability to take responsibility, learn, and put into action what you learn, is a major contributor to your health – SELF-CARE.
Through these actions, change and transformation can take place. This results in feeling better about yourself, having more energy, and leading an active lifestyle.
What distinguishes an intentional thought from other thoughts is that it’s a thought which has the idea of a future action. Gregg Krech
How do I know which action to take?
What moves you to take action. Namely, what are you passionate about? Does your action influence another-legacy.
An intentional thought is distinguished from a thought by having an idea of a future action.
Observing and listening to the environment which you live suggests a particular action to take.
- Slow down and reflect on past actions.
- How have they influenced relationships and life events?
- Does this move you to take a particular action, now?
Urgency vs. Importance
What is Urgent and Important takes Immediate Action.
What is not Urgent, but Important is for long-term development and commitment.
- What is really Urgent? Do this now.
- How our actions influence our intentions(importance).
- What area of your life “will you take action now” and begin to move forward? Write this down.(Example: Fitness, Healthy Eating)
- How important is this to you? (Scale 1- not important, 10 – very important)
- How confident are you that you will achieve or succeed in your endeavor? (Scale 1- not confident, 10 – very confident).
- How will you take action today? Write it down.
Taking small and deliberate steps with clear purpose is most important.
These small and deliberate actions must be insignificant as to not create resistance to the change you desire.
The bigger the leap, the harder the fall.
Read the following Post on How Taking Action Fuels the Journey (required reading)
Gregg Krech, The Art of Taking Action (optional reading)
Also published on Medium.