We rely solely on our will power to make good decisions…
The part of our brain responsible for willpower is simply not equipped to cope with the number of decisions we face in modern life nor with the intensity of temptation we are now constantly subjected to. Will power is simply not enough to keep us on the ‘straight and narrow’.
What’s the solution?
I think it is twofold – first we need to dial down the volume on temptation and secondly reduce the number of decisions we are faced with in our day.
How can we tame temptation?
Simple – start by forming some concrete wellbeing goals and if you know you need to work on your commitment to exercise and healthy eating, then make some specific and measurable goals around those areas. The really important bit is the next step – ask yourself WHY you want to achieve these goals. What will achieving these goals facilitate in your life? How will life feel different when you achieve them? These questions tap into your deeply held values and articulating them helps to reduce the intensity of temptation around you…
The other part of dealing with the willpower deficit is in reducing the number of decisions we are faced with and I will be delving into the psychological strategies that help us make better decisions more often in my new workshop next month at BAYoga.
We all know what we need to do to feel healthy, it’s another thing to make it happen. For more info about this lasting lifestyle change workshop and to book in, just click on this exercise and nutrition link.
Can’t get to the workshop? Don’t worry! I offer similar content via skype and this way we can take a completely bespoke approach. Get in touch to form your personalised action plan and reclaim your vitality!
Woo hoo! We made it! A huge thanks to all who embarked on this journey to a better bodymind with me. I have loved sharing it with you. I certainly feel like a new woman – a new physical incarnation, renewed vigour, and a fresh perspective. It truly feels great to have reclaimed my vitality.
I’ve made a short video blog sharing the top 3 lessons I’ve learnt during this challenge. You can find it by clicking here.
Please let me know any feedback you might have about the tips, exercises and suggestions I have offered over the last 8 weeks. I’d love to hear how you are feeling now! Feel free to drop me a line: firstname.lastname@example.org
This challenge might be over, but we are not done yet! Keep checking in for more wellbeing tips.
There’s never been a better time to reclaim your vitality. Get in touch if you too would like a better bodymind. You are not alone, I’ve been there and I will help you get your mojo back.
Today I am taking a gratitude walk. As I move I will reflect on all the things in my life for which I am thankful – the things I see around me, and for the people and events unfolding in my life. Every step will be a statement of gratitude… you might like to try it too.
How is the 3 blessings exercise going for you? Not sure how it works? Check out my video blog for instructions.
Something to consider… come for a ‘walk and talk’ session with me – get fit, while we sort out what’s on your mind. It can be a great way to kick start your journey back to vitality.
Lots of love,
Commitment to daily exercise tip #4: Plan your “If… Then primers” for exercise.
Think of your barriers to movement and brainstorm strategies to overcome them. A few of mine… If it’s raining… then I will roll out my yoga mat at home. If I am tired… then I will get up and choose something gentle. Or my favourite – if I can’t get a minute to myself, then I’ll take my little one to the beach and chase her like a crocodile.
If you’d like a sounding board or someone to help generate some creative options – I have lots of ideas up my sleeve. Get in touch and I promise we can make daily joyful movement a reality for you.
Commitment to daily exercise tip #3: exercise early in your day.
Just a short bout of movement helps you make better decisions and lifts your mood for the rest of the day. Personally, if I’ve done my exercise in the morning I make healthier food choices through the rest of my day because I don’t want to negate my earlier efforts.
Getting it done first thing gives movement genuine priority. Leave it til later and other things may take precedence or you mightn’t have energy left.
Finding it hard to carve some time for you to get out and exercise? Drop me a line on 0412584054 and I will help you make it happen.
love to all,