Lifting for healing blog
My musings about fitness, wellness and bodybuilding. Also: tips, insights and viewpoints!
Why We QuitRead Now
I’ve been thinking a lot about the reasons why so many of us struggle with our commitments to our health and well being. After much thought, I have come to a few conclusions. To begin, I have come to believe that self discipline is not a trait only doled out to a few. We all have the capacity for it within us. It is ironic that the activities and behaviors which are most important for a full, productive life are the very things we forego for things of far less importance. And we allow these things of little importance to swallow up all our hours, days and years, then lament that we just don’t have enough time for the big things, like our well being. The first step to shaking off that delusion is to become aware of it. The next is to make a decision to adjust your lifestyle to make it revolve around those activities and behaviors that are most important. Then, you must commit to a plan, and make sure everyone in your life knows you are taking it seriously. Sounds easy enough right? Okay, so around this time every year, millions of people arrive at this place where they resolve to make that change. But most will inevitably end up sliding back into their former ways. Why is that? Well, I have boiled it down to two things. The first reason for the slide is a lack of will or desire. You have to really want to do those important things! Find whatever it is that motivates or excites you about doing these meaningful activities and make that your reason. Here’s the thing, all the lesser things in your life are made better by your focus on the important stuff, and that important stuff matters. Don’t believe it? Neglect those things for too long and we all find out the hard way how much they matter. Okay, so the first is to increase your desire. The second is to keep things simple. Don’t overcomplicate things, especially at the start of a lifestyle change. People too often make the mistake of trying to change too much too fast. Start small, conquer that, and then add on, slow and steady. When you feel overwhelmed, just do a little! We all have those days when we are just not feeling it. Those are the days that matter the most. On those days, do something, however small, and you will feel like a warrior for keeping your commitment to yourself!
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So there you have it! The five steps to a permanent lifestyle change for your wellness! I would love to be your Personal Trainer!
John Two-Hawks is a Grammy® and Emmy nominated Recording Artist, Speaker and Author who has given keynote addresses and performed at events of all kinds in venues around the world for decades. He teaches global, earth-based approaches to physical, emotional and spiritual health and wellness, and achieving a balanced life of purpose and passion. He is the author of several books on healing, wellness and wisdom.