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Tales from St. Vincent de Paul Soup Kitchen As Told by Students of Middlesex Community College http://www.mxcc.commnet.edu/images/customer-files/schedules/SoupStories-v20-Lo.pdf

Tales from St. Vincent de Paul Soup Kitchen As Told by Students of Middlesex Community College
http://www.mxcc.commnet.edu/images/customer-files/schedules/SoupStories-v20-Lo.pdf

Indicator #25

I make time to serve others. (Be sure to read the end of this post)

“Weekly Wellness Check-in” is an ongoing weekly post appearing on Mondays, in which I  present one indicator from a checklist of positive mental health attributes. Take a look at the indicator and think about how it applies to you, keeping in mind it is an important factor of well-being. We all excel at some things, and need to work on others. Rate yourself on a scale of 1-10; One, meaning I am a failure at this, and ten, meaning I have no room for improvement. Nobody may record a 1 or a 10 because there are no failures, and nobody is perfect.  If you are happy with where you placed yourself, consider the indicator a strength.  If you aren’t, think about a “realistic” place you would like to be, and how you might carry out getting there. My hope is that you will give it some gentle thought. I’d love to hear your tips on how to make each a strength in the comment section.

Previous weeks…

Indicator #1  I get a good night’s sleep so I feel healthy and alert

Indicator #2  I eat healthy foods to promote health and well being

Indicator #3  I exercise regularly

Indicator #4  I avoid mood altering substances (unless taken as prescribed).

Indicator #5  I make time each week to engage in activities that give me pleasure

Indicator #6  I have friends and family that I can talk to whenever I need a sense of connectedness

Indicator #7  I live in a home that feels safe and nurturing

Indicator #8  I actively seek solutions for the complaints I have regarding my life, work, and school
Indicator #9  I know how to forgive myself and others who have hurt me in the past

Indicator #10  I let go of guilt for my past mistakes

Indicator #11  I have enough money, time, friends, space, love, fun, and affection

Indicator #12  I take action based out of love rather than fear

Indicator #13  I am part of a community that gives me a sense of purpose

Indicator #14  I live a life based on choice and meaning

Indicator #15  I am able to ask others for what I need

Indicator# 16  I am able to say no when I don’t want to do something

Indicator #17  I am effectively able to express my feelings and stand up for what I believe in

Indicator #18  I am able to identify what emotion I am feeling at any given time

Indicator #19  I am able to tolerate negative emotion

Indictor #20  I have good problem solving skills

Indicator #21  I am able to set and achieve goals

Indicator #22  In the long run problems make me stronger.

Indicator #23  I have good stress management skills

Indicator #24 I am able to make and keep friends

Wellness

Wellness

This marks the end of Weekly Wellness-Check-in. My hope is that this series has been a reminder of what contributes to wellness and a satisfying life. While all of the indicators are important, the first 4 are technically the most important in the order listed. I believe the next 2 most important are #12 and #25. Living a life based on love rather than fear and serving others, is a magical combination creating a synergy for a happy life.

I highly recommend clicking on the link in the caption under “Soup Stories,” where you will find an inspiring collection of stories of service and humanity. it’s good for the soul.

Stay tuned to see what I have in store for next week.

Take care and see you then. Cheers 🙂

Barbara (The Blog Whisperer)