Warning: this article contains healthy subject matter ✎ By Wayne K. Spear
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Some things are so bad for you, they come with warning labels.
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Many things that are bad for you don’t come with a warning label. Yet you know they are bad, because you can feel the badness.
Some things that are bad for you may be good for someone else. Health is complicated. It is individual. It comes in various forms.
Mental health, physical health, emotional health.
It is up to you to make your own labels.
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What do you love? What makes you feel good? What nourishes your body, soul, and mind? Make a health label for this, too.
WARNING: You have let your love of nature fall by the wayside. Put down the smart phone right now and go for a walk in the woods.
Write a list of ten things that make you feel good. A favorite song, a movie, a friend, a place, a meal, a book that changed your life, a vacation, a hobby. Whatever it may be, write it down.
When was the last time you enjoyed these pleasures? Days ago? Months? Years?
WARNING: Life is busy. We are all surrounded by distractions. It is easy to lose sight of the things that make you healthy, and to fill your life instead with unhealthy substitutes.
Put your list of loves where you are most assailed by distractions and toxicity. It is your personal warning label.