We have very good intentions regarding our health, but somehow those intentions get lost in translation.
Not seeing them materialize into an established exercise routine, healthy eating program, or a mindfulness and self-compassion practice.
It can be really frustrating and soul destroying.
You’ve felt like this before right?
Finding your profound sense of purpose, a feeling of what really matters; finding your WHY!
Can give you the momentum to drive you forward towards your goals.
Finding your WHY is absolutely essential to doing the things you need to do to experience the changes you so much want in your life.
Tapping into the power of personal values is one really helpful way of defining your WHY.
Before you find this, you can be mindlessly going through your life.
Feeling disconnected from yourself, and those around you.
Not so good, right?
Your personal values give your life meaning and purpose; clarity about what you’re doing and why you’re doing it.
It’s all about resetting and redefining your focus by defining your own personal values.
This gives you a greater sense of purpose and makes things work for you, rather than against you.
Re-framing your focus, so it takes into account your personal values, allows things to actually work in your favor. It takes a bit of thought, but it is very doable.
Are you ready to give it a go?
A common focus is to lose weight and/or get fit. Why else would you get up at 5:30 am to jog in the dark and eat salad.
If it’s the only focus then it will, more often than not, be doomed to failure.
You know the roller coaster ride I’m referring to?
There are many benefits of exercise, healthy eating, and having mindfulness and self-compassion in your life, for instance: positive mood, feeling stronger and fitter, changes to health related issues, less stress and more energy.
You can actually draw on these benefits to help you re-frame your focus, taking into account your personal values and giving you a sense of purpose.
Reflecting on what you value in your life, what is really important to you.
What inspires you, gives your life meaning and purpose?
What is your WHY?
This kind of mental and emotional re-frame sets up a positive habit loop, a win win situation, boosting your motivation and commitments to yourself.