It’s easy to overlook our spiritual self. Nevertheless, I’m learning that it’s the basis of everything – health included.  We are designed as three-part beings:  body, mind, and spirit.  All three work together.  If one area is unhealthy, the entire body suffers.  This week has been the beginning of my personal START SOMEWHERE WELLNESS RESET (#SSWReset).  Spending countless hours studying and writing is taking its toll and it’s time for me to take a transparent look at my own life and habits.  As part of my personal reset, I’m incorporating “first in, last in”-beginning and ending my day with a positive influence-in order to strengthen this essential third area.

Being 64 percent (but who’s counting?) finished with the work for my Masters Degree in Metabolic Nutrition from Morsani College of Medicine, I’ve had lots of “derrier time”.  The program is so interesting that it doesn’t seem like work to me.  But, it’s becoming obvious that much of my head knowledge has not become practical in my life.  It’s time for that to change.  Tuesday’s blog documented some physical changes that I’m gearing up for in the next 90 days, and yesterday I touched on rethinking the wrong mindset of people-pleasing related to food choices.

We live in a world that encourages and even provokes uneasiness and worry.  If you turn on the television, you will hear reasons for anxiety.  Rarely does the news inspire hope or encourage spiritual health.  I believe it is up to each of us to have a strong filter to protect ourselves from being bogged down by events over which we have no control. My early morning routine is already set.  I get a cup of hot green tea, don my comfy bathrobe, and snuggle into a big chair to read my Bible.  This first 30 minutes sets the barometer for my day.  When this routine doesn’t happen, I feel like I miss an important “nutrient” in my spiritual life.  Starting out on the right footing is essential for me but I haven’t been ending my day as wisely.  Sometimes we watch the news and that’s a disaster for my sleep. Sometimes I read  on my computer or phone, which I know is not good.  My #SSWReset is to make Biblical truth the last thing that goes in before bedtime.

Intentionality is essential in all three areas – body, mind, and spirit. I’m expecting good results from making God’s Word first in, last in. I’ll report my results to you and whether I’m seeing a decrease in my “worry-o-meter.” My challenge to you is to read something that inspires you first thing in the morning and last thing at night.  Start and end your day on a positive note.  You can do it.  I will help you.  Post your experiences along with me on Facebook and Twitter with the hashtag, #SSWReset.

First In, Last In

First In, Last In