I’m sure you know how it typically goes …. the bills just seem to keep coming in and there never seems to be enough hours in the day. Maybe, then there’s the many unexpected situations, with surprise guests, technical hassles, and the list goes on.
Throughout 25 years as a Naturopath I’ve observed that the main aspect that hinders a clients’ progress towards wellness is stress … and the main aspect that causes stress is a poor lifestyle. Since 1990, when I had a school of healing I’ve facilitated thousands of people in ways to improve their lifestyle. Ive presented these seminars throughout the east coast of Australia from Melbourne to Cairns. Many of these participants have been entrepreneurs and business owners who have observed much improvement in their stress levels … and many areas of their life.
The Way We Live
Our lifestyle is the way that we live, it’s what we do most of the time, most days that makes a difference in our life. Sadly, nowadays so many people are too busy with their occupational duties to enjoy their lifestyle. Especially if you are self-employed, are a business owner or professional. As a result of to-days’ hectic pace many are suffering stress, pain and fatigue. Unfortunately, so often because of many of our everyday habits being dysfunctional.
Interestingly, however much of our everyday habits can become hidden from us. It may be, as an example about what choices that we make, how we eat, who we spend time with, what we do and what we don’t do. It may be those disguised aspects about our mindset, attitudes, habits and behaviour that covertly sabotages our success in life. Your first step to improve your lifestyle is to become more aware of what you habitually do each day. Take note of at least 10 things that you do habitually each day that doesn’t necessarily benefit you.
Changing Our ways
Interestingly, I’ve found that whilst many are keen to be healthy, many are also resistant to change their ways. From my experience, it seems that many lack a true appreciation, about what really influences their health. Take time now to write down at least 10 things that you can be grateful about your health status. Then endeavour to note 10 things that you’d like to improve. As an example, consider such areas as being too distracted, being addicted to your mobile phone, maybe watching too much TV, too much food, alcohol, caffeine, nicotine or other habits such as unnecessarily creating some sort of drama. Maybe you may choose to take more time to be with nature each day.
Quality of Life
To enhance our well-being we need to enrich the quality of our life. So many people nowadays are suffering stress, pain and fatigue, which may be considered to simply stem from their resistance and reaction to the various challenges in their life. It may be said that unresolved resistance and reaction are the major cause of problems in life.
To help handle resistance and reaction, we need to consciously find the best solution to these challenges. First we need to clearly define the problem. So often merely by clearly defining the problem, we can make it much easier to find suitable solutions. Then the next step to apply these solutions into our lifestyle in an integrated way. Simply, by resolving challenges in an integrated way will help to improve the quality of life.
Follow Your Passion
Sadly many people are not following their passion. They’re not excited or ‘fired up’ about engaging in the adventures of their day. To become more alive, we need to restore enthusiasm, passion and joy back to living. Take some time now to reflect upon your journey throughout life and ask; how much good quality time do you enjoy in activities that bring you pleasure? Many people are spending too much time doing the things that they dislike, and then don’t have enough time to engage in those things that brings them greater pleasure. How much time do you allow yourself to do what you truly love? Ask, how you can bring more passion in your life.
Four Step Change Process
To change from a mundane existence of enduring stress, pain and fatigue to a enjoying a lifestyle of more love and laughter can be a simple and easy process. Here is what I call the essential 4 step process.
Assessment – Identify and measure the various effects of your stress, pain & fatigue. Simply take a pen and paper now and write the results down as a percentage. We may see these effects in many ways, such as stiff neck and shoulders, aches and pain throughout the body and feeling heavy, lethargic or run-down. Maybe, you can observe how you’re not wanting to get engaged in those daily activities quiet as enthusiastically as you once did. Essentially, what we are seeing here are merely the signs and symptoms of our various resistance and reaction patterns to the major challenges in our life.
Seek Solutions – Within every problem, there is also a solution waiting to be found. Take a pen and paper now to ‘brainstorm’ possible solutions that could help to make things better. Realise how these solutions could open up new opportunities for you.
Implementation – It’s said that if nothing changes, everything will stay the same. Action changes things. In this step, write down a schedule of prioritised tasks to be completed to apply the solutions to your lifestyle an integrated way.
Evaluation – Here you simply monitor the feedback from yourself and others, on how well the changes have been in improving the quality of your life. Use this evaluation to refine the four step process to continue to improve your lifestyle.
During 2018 I will be presenting a series of ‘Life-Style’ seminars.. There will be an emphasis on a ‘Holistic’ approach. I will be facilitating a process to help ‘Find, Ignite and Boost your Mojo’. Your mojo is your special niche in life. It’s where you shine more than anyone else. These seminars are ideal for the likes of entrepreneurs, business owners, executives, managers and all seekers of an improved lifestyle.
I will be presenting a complimentary 1 hour introductory seminar on ‘Lifestyle Coaching’ at Surfers Paradise on Wednesday Evening, 28th February 2018
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