Understanding your Goal to Improve your life, Improve your Mind

This entry is part 22 in the series Improve Your Life, Improve Your Mind

We’re into the last week of the A to Z Blogging Challenge for 2018. As we enter into the last letters, we look at U, V, W, X, Y, and Z. The most difficult letters to come up with good titles.

It’s at times like this we ask ourselves the question, Why?

Why do we set aside 26 days of our lives to write about a topic which  may or may not be of interest to others, or ultimately even to ourselves?

And so today, I’m asking myself that question. Why have I dedicated what was already a crazy month in my life to writing on this particular topic? Improve your Life, Improve Your Mind?

It is my prayer that at least some lives will be changed as a result of reading these posts. I know mine has been. It’s just so good to know that I don’t have to roll over and “get old and mentally unstable” just because the years are going past.

Even if we improve our life, are we not still going to die?

Well yes, physically we are. If we have a relationship with the Lord, we know we are going to be with Him in eternity. But these bodies that give us hassles from time to time are going to die. So why do we need to worry about improving our live? Why not, as the saying goes, Live, Love and Be Happy?

Because, I don’t know about you, but I’d rather spend my last years on earth fit and able to enjoy life. 

Surely there is no guarantee that by following the suggestions we’ve looked at over the past weeks we will remain healthy? And of course there aren’t. But the more we follow the  ideas, the less likely we are to fall prey to many of the possible diseases that can be avoided.

A few days ago I shared with you how someone remarked on a man in his sixties that had a tremor in his hands. The person I was talking to said, “It’s just his age!” My question is, in that case why doesn’t every man in his sixties have the shakes?

Today, my husband who is approaching 80 saw the doctor and he mentioned that he had a slight tremor. Immediately the doctor put him on a trial medication to see if his theory is correct. He started it this morning, and you know what I noticed last night? When he holds his hands out to show me, there’s the tremor. When he’s concentrating on doing something that needs a steady hand—there’s the tremor. But when I support his arm and he’s concentrating on TV—no tremor. My Dr’s theory is it’s connected to his adrenaline levels when he’s concentrating and therefore under stress. We’ll see if he’s right. But if he is? So much for the “it’s his age!”

Some may still have sight or hearing difficulties. But they too may be minimal if we follow the suggestions. Unfortunately, some will still get cancer—but hopefully considerably less than folk will if they only observe some simple rules of living.

How about our minds?  

As I’ve tried to show over the last few weeks, many so-called mental diseases are caused by physiological causes and can be prevented or reversed.

So how about it? Speaking personally, I intend going back through these posts again next month, one at a time, and implement as many of the steps as I can. I am determined to improve my life, improve my mind. How about you? What is the one thing you are going to try to work on first?

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21 comments on “Understanding your Goal to Improve your life, Improve your Mind

  1. Pingback: A to Z 2018 Blogging Challenge: Improve your Life, Improve your Mind.

  2. This is a really nice theme you’ve chosen for the series. And yes, it’s a question we all ask ourselves. Why go for all this trouble? An insightful and thought-provoking read.

    • Yes, I’ve enjoyed the theme except it’s been a very hectic month as I’ve been doing the final proofs of my book as well – plus I had a Blood Pressure crisis last week.

  3. Another excellent post – and might I add “time well spent.” I love the motivation to nourish our bodies and minds, spend a little time in quiet, seize the day so to speak. Keep posting Shirley! Your changing the way we tackle our one precious life.

  4. Dear Shirley, I am 35 years old and I wish to tell you this before this series end dear. You lead by example and you are a personal inspiration for me. If I can adopt half of your approach to life, I will consider myself blessed. Proud of you that you chose to touch so many lives 😘♥️

    • Thanks Leanne. Yes, I have too although this April has been a crazy month. But we’ve had some fascinating topics to follow, and I’ve enjoyed researching my own as well. Have a great day!

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