According to the Hearst Corporation, owner of the Woman’s Day brand and approximately 319 other magazines, “Woman’s Day is the trusted friend of more than 20 million women. With our ‘yes-you-can’ attitude, thoughtful advice and easy solutions, we inspire readers to live well every day.” We know that life-threatening injuries do not discriminate based on gender. We know that a “yes-you-can” attitude is essential to recovery. We know that the people who read the Beyond Injury blog do so because they are looking for advice and solutions that address their obstacles. Most importantly, we know that “living well” and “enjoying life” are similar concepts.
Even though there are many reasons why I should refer to articles published in Women’s Day, it was not until my mom showed me an article written by Susan Spencer, Editor-in-Chief of Woman’s Day, I decided to quote from a story in the magazine.
In the January 2013 issue of Women’s Day, Spencer tells us her New Year’s resolution is “to try new experiences.” She then shared her rock-climbing experience with us. She participated in the rock-climbing adventure because she was inspired by her daughter not because she wanted to keep up with her daughter or the Jones’s.
Spencer reminds us that “This is the time of year when we’re all making resolutions to change ourselves for the better.” After she wished her readers the best in achieving their goals, she finished with a reminder to let go so “success will be all the sweeter.”
Whether you consider your recovery plan a “resolution” or an “absolute necessity,” you need to set goals and act in a way that helps you achieve your goals.
What specific goals have you set for your recovery? How are you measuring your progress toward success? How will you know if you achieve your desired level of recovery? How realistic is your recovery plan? When do you plan to reach your recovery goals? Where are your goals posted? Who have you asked to help you reach your goals? What is preventing you from achieving your recovery goals? How may I help?
Thank you to my mom who recommended the topic of this post and provided the reference material I used in this post. Thank you to Susan Spencer, Woman’s Day, and Hearst Corporation for allowing me to use quotes from Woman’s Day in this post.