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The writing prompt I have chosen for today is “What is healthy?”
It just occurred to me recently that doctors don’t know everything. I strongly believe in the science behind our health systems and the staff that work within it. It isn’t just that they are not perfect; it is just that we humans are so complex!
I used to think it was just a matter of identifying the symptoms and then applying the fix. Perhaps I was fortunate that was often the case for me. I have occasionally sought out alternative health practitioners but generally return to the mainstream. Today I believe that many things go undiagnosed or misdiagnosed and it is often a lifetime of exploration to find the right solution or as best as is available; or even, not at all sometimes!
However, getting back to the question of “What is healthy?”….. It is only in the last 18 months that I have been going to the gym and have been amazed at how a very small investment in exercise can provide such a great return in things like more energy, better mood, improved balance, more interest in doing stuff that I wouldn’t have done previously. I was one of those people that was sort proud of not being very fit! What if I had worked all this out when I was fifteen!
Apart from physical health, I have found that being busy this year has had a positive impact on my mental health. I need to exercise my brain as much, if not more, than the rest of me.
So this creativity challenge is about learning how to express myself creatively through various avenues. The writing prompts are a means of getting me writing again – something I have done very little of in recent years.