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Its’ all about you

Health as a term has acquired a broad spectrum of definitions and meaning. As individuals, ‘being healthy’ can mean happiness every day, disease free or simple things like getting up everyday to be able to take care of you and others. To some people, it is about drinking 1 litre of water, 5 fruit and vegetables plus exercises a day. One survey described the many meanings of what health meant to individuals. We live in the 21st century where we have acquired a range of conditions particularly chronic ones, Medicine and medical procedures have improved over the years, and have had a long term impact on different conditions and the life expectancy. It is all about you and taking the driving sit to better health regardless of the ailments we suffer from.

Person centred thinking and planning is the art of having a positive outlook on life; the planning is about writing down in words, pictures or visual graphics where you are now and what you want to achieve? What is working in your life and what isn’t? What makes you happy or sad? What makes a good day and what makes a bad one? It is knowing the things that are important to you, now and in the future . As you begin to answer these questions, it is vital to think about changing negative (bad days, sadness, what s’ not working) into positives.  It is very much focused on the individual and these tools eventually help to map out your life and therefore managing our lives and health much better. The most important part of this process is ‘YOU’…more like taking action to live your life fully and letting the medical professionals  deal with your ailments.

Applying a different number of person centred tools is the beginning of de cluttering your life. It then becomes clear what or who is important to and for you and makes it easier to recognise simple long term goals. For instance the feeling of happiness, being healthy and able to do things, inner peace, greater knowledge and exploring opportunities you have never thought of doing.

Devising your own solutions to meet your everyday needs, setting goals and outcomes and then making sure those outcomes are met realistically…Simplicity is what I call it…try not to set farfetched goals that are not realistic to meet. Remember it is about what ‘you’ want, need and how, when ‘you’ will achieve. Having said this, personalization has to show a comprehensive positive outlook on life and using person centered tools to deal with the condition that you have.

It is a valuable habit to have an optimistic view of your life, you have received enough bad news now look at the good things about you. Personally, that is what being healthy is all about  and this definitely fits in to personalisation as I am taking control of my life.

 
 

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