3 Questions – AprilApr 28, 2023
I had my surgery just under eight weeks ago, and recovery is going well.
As I have never had major surgery before, I completely underestimated how it hits you emotionally, physically and mentally.
For me, there is a difference between recovery and healing, and as I excitedly step into healing and out of recovery and pure pain management, my mind has been turning to what it is I want to add back into my life to support the healing process.
As a holistic being, the fact that the physical healing is going as planned is excellent news; but that is not the only aspect of healing.
I am now ready to re-introduce the things that support every part of me and let go of the things that helped me while being bedridden but don’t support the energy and joy I want for myself.
Part of the healing process is patience (which is annoying!) 😄
Last week I was able to step back into the morning routine, piece by piece, day by day.
Although I am not ready to run yet, I am walking an hour a day in the Autumn sun, and it is delight-filled.
And when I do start running again, I will begin with precisely the same goal I did ten years ago, when I first started endurance running, I will begin with one kilometre. I have run fourteen marathons and ultra-races, but I know this first kilometre after surgery will feel like the first marathon finish line I ever crossed.
This month’s three questions are based on what makes a difference to your holistic being through your physical, mental and emotional healing. You don’t need to have had surgery to focus on these aspects of being a ‘well-being.’
If you were to add one small thing to your day that would make a positive difference to your well-being, what would it be?
If you were to delete one small thing from your day that would make a positive difference to your well-being, what would it be?
Are you going to take action and add or delete?
Please note that the actions do not need to be big, and that final question is not asking you to tackle both things at once, just the one that is easiest for you right now in this season of your life. Set yourself up for success.
I also invite you to play with your action. It is an experiment, not necessarily how you will live your life forever.
You could add or delete your action for one week and then reassess if you want to continue.
Life is a series of experimentations, some work; some don’t. Some take sacrifice; some take bravery. Some take practice, and some take patience.
Ultimately, we each have to decide for ourselves what supports us and if we need support to support ourselves.
Wishing you a weekend of feeling the healing, one small action at a time.
As always, I would love to hear your insights, thoughts or musings.