This week, I started explaining to someone about the vision I have for Wellness Assist. I must admit, when I said it out loud, even I was impressed! But it is one thing to say you are going to do something and then its a whole different thing to wake up each day and take action!!
In simple terms, taking action is just about starting from where you are! Consistent action brings results! The motto for Wellness Assist is ‘Sustainable. Balanced. Achieveable.’ Does that sound like I’m suggesting you to give up EVERY kind of chocolate biscuit you enjoy? Or commit to an exercise class EVERY night? Or that I really believe that you can get 10 hours sleep EVERY night? In case there is any confusion, I would not ask you to do any of those things. I wouldn’t expect that you would consistently do any of those things because for one, they certainly aren’t sustainable, balanced or achievable in the long term.
I would, however, believe that you would be capable of getting a distant car park when you go to the shops to do some incidental exercise, or consciously examining how many teaspoons of sugar you are eating each day or even that you might dedicate five minutes to a daily deep breathing and/or meditation exercise. Could you do those things? You are more than capable of achieving those things and I may have bought them to the table to give you some ideas. In light of those facts, do you think I would be surprised if you didn’t make them into your own habits??? Do you know, I wouldn’t?! I wouldn’t be surprised, because they are MY suggestions and not YOUR intentions that YOU are emotionally connected to. Bam!!
‘ Just do something’ will only work if you are emotionally connected to the ‘something’. When I say emotionally connected, I’m referring to how good you would feel if you actually added those actions to your repertoire. Or if it suits you better, how you will feel, say, come the end of the year, those intentions are still that, intentions and not actions?!
Start from where you are, be consistent and take action on the things you know will get you closer to your intentions!
Have a great week!