As a wellness coach I’m constantly perusing articles, videos, television segments and attending conferences to discover new tips to share with my clients and followers. As you can imagine there is an endless amount of contradicting information out there, which can be a bit overwhelming even for me! What’s a girl to do?!
Over time I’ve come to realize that it’s impossible to implement every healthful strategy into your life. Therefore, you need to pick and choose what works for you and compliments your lifestyle.
How many of you played with Legos as a kid? You would dump out the whole box, filled with different colors, shapes and sizes, and construct your own unique creation. This is how I’ve come to view wellness. You need to build your own health house.
At the foundation you need to eat a healthy diet, exercise and mange your stress. BUT how you get there is completely up to you. For instance, if you see an appealing tip, like snack on produce and protein or start your day with lemon water, add it as one brick in your house. Maybe a few weeks later you try a spin class and love it! You then add another brick and commit to going three times a week. Remember Rome was not built in a day and developing a lasting lifestyle takes time.
Now what if you finally get your dream house built, and a few years down the road, you feel like it’s getting a bit outdated? Or what if you feel like your body is changing yet again (thanks hormones!!) and what you’ve been doing for so long is no longer working for you? Or maybe you had a big life change which has completely altered your lifestyle (baby, career, financial)? Or what if you’re just plain bored? Guess what, you can always remodel!
Give ideas that appeal to you a go and make each a building block in the construction of your health house. Make changes when necessary and appreciate that one step forward is a huge accomplishment. It may take some of us a little longer to get there but it was the turtle (and not the hare) who won the race!! 🙂