Progress and Mental Health

Don’t look too far into the future, just look at tomorrow. One day at a time. Can you win tomorrow? Can you make progress? The answer is yes, you have a choice and tomorrow you’re going to win. Joe Wicks

verb/prəˈɡres/

move forward or onward in space or time .”as the century progressed, the quality of telescopes improved” Oxford Languages

I remember back to when I was teaching myself the piano. I would work hard, sometimes for hours, and what kept me going back to sit at my piano was, progress. When I would learn something new, I would keep going over it again and again, each time building my confidence.

It has been the same with my recovery. Each week I have increased the number of reps for the exercises. I have been working on walking up and down my ramp. Today was a progress day, I had walked down my ramp to where it meets the my sidewalk. I felt elated because it was great to be able to be outside and further more doing so without any crippling pain.

It is my opinion that it is progress that keeps us in a healthy frame of mind. Without progress we probably wouldn’t have all the technologies that makes our lives better. I have read that a cell phone has more computing power than that which was in the Apollo Spacecraft that took three men to the moon. There are many things that have been developed by men who kept working on scientific projects. One that comes to mind is the founder of insulin, Sir Frederick G Banting . My own daughter lives a normal life thanks to the progression in medicine.

So dear reader, does progress spur you forward? I would love to have you share with the readers and myself!

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  1. ashleyleia

    Learning has always been a big source of that sense of progress for me. I’m either learning or I’m stagnating. Luckily, the internet makes it easy to keep feeding that desire to learn.

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    1. rts – Facing the Challenges of Mental Health

      Yes, the internet gives everybody a way to keep on their learning.

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  2. Angie

    I strive to learn something new everyday. Anything from a small, seemingly insignificant fact to conquering that grade 5 math with my son or stepping out of comfort zone LOL. To me it’s all working towards self-improvement!

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    1. rts – Facing the Challenges of Mental Health

      I think your way of learning something new is a great way to approach progress, Angie!

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  3. akolzol

    Lovely

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