Working for IBM, they have a wellness program that focuses on the following 5 dimensions of Health.
I thought it would be good to reflect on these 5 dimensions as a current state.
Overall, I feel I am in ok health. I am about 180lbs but according to my low cost scale, I am close to 24% body fat. I am increasingly spending time on running and biking. Biking because it is fun, running because it doesn’t require much gear. In addition, I have challenged my self to complete a Sit-up, Push-Up and Squat Challenge. I won’t complete it in the desired time frame, but I do plan to complete it. 100 Pushups, 100 Squats and 200 Situps.
As an introvert, I find plenty of time to reflect. I try to practice mindfulness at least once a day for between 2 and 10 minutes. I use Calm for longer sessions. And I use my Fitbit Charge 2 for the 2 minute sessions. I am good at setting goals but can always improve at completing them. I would say this blog has helped me in this category and has helped me gather my thoughts, however I haven’t had a break through yet in finding my purpose or passion. I am closer, but I definitely can’t say that I have found it.
I don’t like to talk much about financials, but in general, I have a good career with a good salary and have worked hard to have a comfortable savings while still enjoying life.
This is an area I feel I am lacking in. I have friends and family. I have one friend that I really connect with, however he lives in England which makes staying connected difficult. I do wish I had a similar connection with someone here in the use nearby. My close friends here seem to have drifted away. I try to reach out, but it doesn’t seem to work. I need to find my passions and a community to go with those passions.
I also have had issues were family members are distant as well. I need to find ways to connect with family more…including my own family fast asleep in their bedrooms right now. My fear is if I put 150% into them…what happens when they (my boys) move out?
Again, this is really the point of this blog…to find my purpose and my passions. I continue to search.
I do like these 5 dimensions and can see how if each one of these were stable, that one would most likely be content and happy. I will continue to strive to improve in each of these areas.
As I end this entry, I wonder…
- What was the happiest I have been since the boys have been born (not counting their birth)?
- What was the happiest I have been when it was just Alissa and I?
- What was the happiest I have been before meeting Alissa?
I wonder at those times…what did my 5 dimensions of health look like.