Connectivity

Connectivity is an element of our health that I have grown to appreciate immensely. It is not presented directly in high school health text books, yet if you read between the lines, you see the concept of connectivity.

Our health is dependent on many different factors, not just diet and exercise. Our social life, intellect, our outlook on life, our genetics, the environment—these are all additional factors that impact our health. This is not an exhaustive list; the list is endless!

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Essential to realizing our potential.

Connectivity is essential to our well-being.  Growing our awareness of the various kinds of connections that exist and their effect our health results in our increased ability to be hopeful, mindful, and skillful in implementing or maintaining healthy habits—beginning with our thought patterns.

You can start right now with connecting a few dots to get an idea of how connectivity is relevant to your own health.  Take a look at the following and jot down your thoughts and answers. Even as adults we learn through play, so play a game of Dot-to-Dot. All you need is scrap paper and a pen, or a note-taking app. Try it again in a few days.

C – Can you see a connection from your thoughts to your actions, your mood, or vibes to others?  Think about a few you’ve had today.
O – Open your mind to see connections to your health that might not seem obvious.  Choose random photos or words as starting blocks.
N – Never forget the people who made the smallest things possible for you.  Who are they and what did they do to impact your life, your health, your success?
N – Nagging guts are real!  Trust your intuition and realize it is a part of you.  Think about times when your gut was telling you the truth, when you believed it and when you didn’t.
E – Every living being is connected.  What are some ways you can see a connection from yourself to other people? Animals? Plants?
C – Creativity is in all of us.  Act on it, utilize it purposely, daily.
T – Take time TODAY to dance, play, laugh, learn and then ask yourself, “How did this affect my well-being?”

Look for CONNECTIVITY posts in the Himawari Wellness blog, social media and newsletter to inspire you.

More importantly, look for the connections in your life and when they are missing, make them. If they are unhealthy, search for ways to make them healthy.

“It really all boils down to this: that all life is interrelated. We are all caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied into a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one destiny, affects all indirectly.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.