In Unit 3, I was struggling with getting acclimated to the new term, so my stress level was up and my balance was down. I am thankful that by the middle of the term I was able to find equilibrium, which helped to get some balance back. I had scored myself as an 8 in physical health and a 6 in spiritual health. Now, though, I would score myself an 8 in physical health and an 8 in spiritual health. Yay! Part of this is the fact that the term is over and I get a break from the extra work, but also because I got into the new rhythm of the term and this really helps with my internal balance. I was able to make progress in my goals of setting aside specific time to work on school work, as well as study and meditate on scripture to help with keeping my mind set on things above. This really helped me to keep my mind returning to that which is good for me, instead of things that are harmful. I also was much better with getting up early to get in my workouts, but those have been set aside for the last two weeks while I visited family. I will be starting again on Monday.
Throughout this course, I have been challenged to look at things with more depth and intensity. I have been happy that doing so has helped me to really analyze my internal well-being even more, which has helped to foster more inner strength and resolution to keep moving forward at all times. The most rewarding things for me was just connecting with my faith even more and finding new ways of application and focus for myself. The most difficult parts was finding ways to word things so that I would actually implement it instead of conflict with it in what I agree with and believe. This experience has been great in helping me to wrap my head around the importance of developing this spiritual side of health in addition to the others to foster a complete picture of health and wellness. I am excited to pass on the knowledge I have learned.