The essence of well-being lies in finding comfort, maintaining good health, and experiencing genuine happiness.

According to the NHS, personal dignity, which encompasses respectful treatment along with physical and mental health, emotional well-being, and protection from abuse and neglect, are crucial components of overall well-being.

Prioritising your well-being is paramount to achieving a harmonious and fulfilling life. While many individuals associate wealth, marriage, or physical appearance with happiness, true happiness originates from within and is a fleeting emotion.

Unfortunately, some individuals willingly embrace misery by harbouring resentments and holding grudges against others in their lives. A negative mindset brings misery and unhappiness, not that you can stay positive when you lose someone special.

Throughout our journey in life, there will always be countless reasons to express our dissatisfaction, fuelled by our lofty expectations.

I belong to the group of individuals who prefer things to meet a certain standard, and when they fall short, I find myself becoming increasingly irritated and annoyed.

However, it took me a significant portion of my existence to realise that I had grown accustomed to embracing misery, simply because I never anticipated any improvement or change.

To break free from this self-imposed cycle, I had to undergo a profound transformation of my mindset and shed my detrimental habits. It required diligent efforts to nurture my mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being. I began my journey to recondition my way of thinking, seeking equilibrium in every facet of my life.

However, the devastating loss of my beloved Father served as a powerful wake-up call, compelling me to forge a meaningful legacy in his honour.

Amidst the depths of my grief, I discovered solace in the art of writing, using it as a vessel to express my thoughts and emotions.

With this newfound outlet, I started on a journey of crafting insightful and introspective blogs to inspire and connect with others on a profound level.

Reflecting on the past decade of my life, I realised that I had diligently maintained a journal. Yet, upon revisiting those pages, I was confronted with the immense pain I had endured. It became evident that I needed to find inner peace and reconcile with myself to move forward.

I made the conscious decision to make sacrifices, relinquishing the notion of ending my life. Instead, I chose to cultivate gratitude for the blessings that exist in my life. I still have a lot to work on, as I have problems with any form of relationship. I am sociable, but I like to be left alone mostly.

One valuable lesson I’ve acquired is the importance of prioritising myself.

Maintaining good health is crucial for me to carry out my work effectively. As the old saying goes, ‘You can’t pour from an empty cup.’

In my role, I advocate for cancer patients and contribute by creating illustrations for the website. Additionally, I am actively involved in the ELFT interview panel for psychologists.

Previously, I dedicated my efforts to providing complementary therapies for neurological patients at the nearby hospice.

Considering my other commitments, I have recently decided to step down from my role as a peer support coach. My choices allow me to allocate more time and energy towards my ongoing projects.

In everything, there must be a balance.

Natalie Bleau

Scripture of Balance

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