To help you achieve your full spectrum of health it is really important to know what your role is; in work, family and community, in each time of day and in each situation.
Identify what roles you already have; as a woman or as a man, as a mother, father or step-parent, sister or brother, uncle, aunty or grandparent. You may also be a wife, husband or partner. Consider your role as a friend, colleague, volunteer, employee, employer, business owner, student, or in a vocational role. Are you a carer? How many roles do you have? You may be surprised!
We place different expectations on ourselves within each role. These must be realistic, and reasonable. Sometimes, we need to place boundaries or limits to be “self-full”, to look after ourselves and our own health and wellbeing.
Perhaps you would you like to add to your current roles, to add a new role. What might you need to do to work towards achieving that?
To be well, we need to learn how to effectively change roles throughout the day, as appropriate. We need to put in boundaries. Think about designating portions of each day to certain roles. We must ensure we give enough time to each role on an ongoing basis. What we give time to grows. What we ignore dies.
- List what roles you play.
- Consider how to better the way you change roles throughout the day.
- What new roles you would like? What are the next steps to work towards that?
- Learn how to play you roles well. Life-long learning stimulates our minds, senses, and enhances our self-esteem. It contributes to making us a more interesting person. It can be as simple as reading a magazine about a hobby or interest to learn more.
- Value the importance of your roles. Honour yourself. Remind yourself of their value regularly.
Be proud of the roles you play.
Yours in wellness, Debra