In our modern, fast-paced world, taking care of yourself can be yet another thing over whelming your your never-ending do-do list. While we re-learn the lifestyle habits that once made health easy and natural, we may need to get better organized so we can return our attention to our natural state of self-care. One way to do that is to create a Health History Timeline.
On this timeline, you record a snapshot of your health history including events that may have altered your state of health, your past and present health practices, any health challenges you may have encountered, and the health of your family; all items that make up your physical life story.
Paying attention to your health is paramount. It comes before everything. Because, if you don’t have your health, nothing else matters.
Why do you need a health timeline? Taking the time to create a Health History Timeline has many benefits:
✓ Uncovers root causes of your current and past symptoms
✓ Tracks disease progression and recovery
✓ Creates a baseline for your recovery - where did you start?
✓ Charts your progress and successes - how far have you come?
✓ Serves as a quick snapshot for any new practitioners or doctors that you add to your team so they can quickly get up to speed
✓ Allows you to record and remember your health history when you need that information
✓ Rather than explaining and racking your brain trying to remember the answers, a Health History Timeline saves you and your healthcare team time that would be better spent addressing your health concerns
✓ Allows you to compare what therapies you have tried, your state of health then and now, the health of your family as a whole, testing methods and results, etcetera
✓ Assists you to make a plan to address root causes, which will inform your recovery and help you to overcome your health challenges rather than simply coping with the symptoms
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