Editorial vol.4 by Chae Yun Shim
My Personalized Recipe
for a Healthy Day
A record of my quotidian experience
It was not uncommon to find myself drained—both mentally and physically—after an entire week of experiencing the daily grind. Consequently, my weekends were usually spent in bed, either binge-sleeping or engaging in some form of recumbent stress-relief. However, a new week always seemed to come along before I had the chance to fully recover. This inevitably created a predictable pattern of rinsing and repeating. Stuck in this protracted cycle of accumulating fatigue, I would rarely wake up feeling refreshed in the morning. The ever-present, overwhelming desire to go on a spontaneous trip would always be trumped by my sobering financial reality reflected in my bank account, while there never seemed to be enough time in my schedule to take up and sustain a new hobby.
I was unwilling to let my precious days slip away in an enervated state of being. Thus, I decided to come up with my own, personalized recipe for a healthy day. Despite being comprised of simple tasks, effectively putting this new formula into practice took considerable time and will power. Nevertheless, this entire process has not only affected my mundane days, but more importantly changed the way I view and approach them.
I write this issue in the hopes that our readers will also be inspired to apply small changes, which will not only have a positive impact on their physical and mental health, but also ultimately lead to a succession of healthier days.