So who do think is in charge of personal safety? If you are pointing outwards, it is time to take stock and point one finger back at yourself.

Acknowledging that you are solely responsible for the choices in your life.

Accepting that you are responsible for what you choose to feel or think.

Accepting that you choose the direction for your life. Accepting that you cannot blame others for the choices you have made.

Recognizing that you are your best friend; it is not reasonable or healthy for you to depend on others to make you feel good about yourself.

Recognizing that as you enter adulthood and maturity, you determine how your self-esteem will develop.

Taking preventive health oriented steps of structuring your life with time management, stress management, confronting fears, and burnout prevention.

Taking an honest inventory of your strengths, abilities, talents, virtues, and positive points.

TODAY’S PHYSICAL CHALLENGE: If you are over 40 years of age make an appointment to see your doctor for a check-up. Start to create your own health history, get the G.P. to check your skin for cancer, take your blood pressure, and measure your cholesterol level. Advise your G.P. that you would like all results recorded to your personal health file. Once a year complete the same tests.

TODAY’S MIND CHALLENGE: Reflect upon a decision that you have made recently that, in hindsight, may have not been the best decision. It is important when you look back to acknowledge that when you made that decision, it was made with the information at hand, and it was the best decision at the time.

TODAY’S SOCIAL CHALLENGE: Smile at everyone you meet today. Sounds simple, but many people are stuck in their own space and really don’t want to engage with others. It’s amazing how good it feels to simply smile at people, and equally amazing is how others respond. It costs nothing but is invaluable to the people on the receiving end.

TODAY’S FOOD CHALLENGE: Pack a healthy and colourful lunch today. Include lots of raw veggies and fruit and whole grain bread. You can add a small treat as a reward.

· Take responsibility for your life and direction.

· Create your own health history it could save your life.

· Enhance your decision making through self-reflection.

· Smile and spread the joy.

· Go healthy for lunch.