In the past year or so, I have been struggling with chronic health issues. ☁️
It's nothing serious: regular colds, some throat issues, and fatigue, caused by acid reflux and probably stressful lifestyle.
However, the changes in my physical health were so sudden and unexpected that they considerably affected my emotional wellbeing and life satisfaction.
While I still consider myself young (I am 27), it has been hard to accept the fact that I am not and probably will not be the strong and healthy person I was in my younger years. 🤔
So I realized: if I want to keep enjoying my life to the fullest, I have to do something about it. This is what I have been working on recently:
- To reduce fatigue and improve my mood, I started attending dance classes again, but this time online. I am dancing for about 45-60 minutes every other day. Steezy offers a great product for that. Feel free to check them out! It's not awkward. ☺️
- To reduce my stress levels, I decided to spend more time doing pleasurable activities (at least 1-2 hours per day), such as going out for a walk in the forest (Pavilniai are great for that) or grab a proper meal. I am also planning to travel more around different Lithuanian cities. 🥾
- To improve my general wellbeing, I am thinking of going to therapy or coaching in order to work on some of my core beliefs (e.g. "you have to work your ass off in order to do something pleasurable") which probably led to my physical problems in the first place. 🧠
Moral of the story: respect your body and your health; it is the most precious thing you have in your life, as it ensures everything else. Also, take care of yourself like you care for your family, your closest friends, or your pet. Be your own best friend!
P. S. And don't forget doing weird things for fun, such as standing on random stones in Birštonas, lol.