#HAWMC Day 30 – Health Activism Goals

Today is Day 30 of #HAWMC (WEGO’s Health Activist Writers Monthly Challenge).  The prompt today is:

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I’ll be absolutely honest, I don’t like to set goals.  Since I’ve been sick, setting goals always seems to lead to utter disappointment.  That doesn’t mean I don’t make plans, I do, but if they don’t come to fruition, I don’t get bent out of shape about it.  If I made a set goal to accomplish with my health activism I would feel bad if I couldn’t follow it through.  With this in mind I do have a few things I’ve been working on that I’d like to follow through on.

For the past six months I’ve been writing a post called Mindfulness Monday, it contains a couple of mindfulness quotes and an illustration created by me.  I’ve worked hard to make sure all the illustrations are created by me, even if I have to reach back and use things I created a while back.  I plan to keep this going.  I think nurturing the mind and spirit is just as important as nurturing the body.

Recently I’ve become more active on Twitter, I plan to keep growing this avenue of reaching out with my activism.  I’m getting more involved in Twitter chats and hope to be able to contribute more in the future.  (I really love intake.me‘s Patient Chats.)

I’m thinking of becoming an ambassador for VEDA (vestibular.org) however, I’m not sure I can follow through on all the requirements.  I’ve decided to do the requirements for a while before signing up, to make sure I can do it.  A kind of “try it out” first.  I think this will take the pressure off of me to be able to do it right from the start, and I won’t feel guilty if I can’t keep it up.

This past week has once again taught me that making plans is not something I can do lightly.  I’ve been having vertigo on and off a LOT the past week.  I’m proud of myself that I finished this blogging challenge.  I’m very proud of all that I’ve accomplished this week in spite of being stuck in a chair watching the world move around for most of the time.  (just going to the bathroom by myself is a major accomplishment, yes!!)

To sum up, this month I realized I’d like to get more involved in being a health activist, I’m not exactly sure what that means, but I am searching for just the right something.

I’m participated in WEGO’s #HAWMC, if you’d like to read more posts from this month please search for #HAWMC and check out WEGO’s Facebook page.  Don’t forget to Like Picnic With Ant’s Facebook Page too.  🙂

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11 thoughts on “#HAWMC Day 30 – Health Activism Goals

  1. Congrats my friend – but I’m still glad to see the pressure of this challenge end. I prefer self-motivation – by FAR – and have noticed that so many of us are not really served when the “motivation” is external (even when it seems to work, short-term).

    Unasked for advice: it would be everybody’s loss if you were to tether yourself to perfection on this “be your word” business. If your health prevents doing things absolutely as designed – or at all, some days – at least you will have made a difference with what you WERE able to do, and will be able to do again. Commitment always has to be balanced with realism.

    If you were hit by a bus, would you feel bad that you couldn’t follow through as promised? Would you regret ever beginning? Of course not! Health challenges can be the bus!
    xx,
    mgh
    (Madelyn Griffith-Haynie – ADDandSoMuchMore dot com)
    – ADD Coach Training Field founder; ADD Coaching co-founder –
    “It takes a village to transform a world!”

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    • Thank you Madelyn. You are a dear. I’m glad this challenge is over too. I like challenges sometimes. At times they get my juices flowing. Like this one sparked my feelings of wanting to do more with health activism.
      I don’t not set goals just because of guilt, it’s because of me. The sadness I feel when I can’t accomplish something. I don’t want more of that added on.
      I’ve had to stop and start much just answering this because of vertigo. Sucks.
      I’m working on it.
      Gotta get off of here.
      Cheers to you.
      xoxo
      w

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