Recovery is Recovery To Health; Health is health in a number of ways: I shall use a 4-point model of Health:
These four categories are interrelated and overlapping: some things may be both Physical Health and Social Health, for example. Furthermore, each builds upon the others in various ways: there is no one 'fundamental health' which can be treated in isolation.
Each of these categories can be broken down.
- Nutrition: are you eating healthily?
- Fitness: are you exercising sensibly, for example?
- Medical: are you affected by (physical) medical illnesses?
- Cognitive: are your reasoning abilities working ok?
- Emotional: are your emotions running amok? Or are they behaving themselves sensibly?
- Motivational: Can you get yourself to do things ok?
- Morale: Do you have a good reason to live?
- Learning: Do you do enough to keep your learning abilities working?
- Exercise: Do you have enough to do to keep your mind sharp?
- Family: do you have a loving family of some kind?
- Friends: do you have a healthy network of friends?
- Activities: do you have things to do socially (e.g. clubs or sport)?
- Do you feel part of something greater than yourself?
- Do you want the best for those around you?
- Do you have a network of Spiritual comrades' to support your spiritual interests?
- If you proclaim to a common faith, do you cultivate this faith in your life?