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Committing To Healthy Habits: Expectation VS Reality

Something I drum into my clients when they start their journey with me is that health is not something we stop and start with.

It’s not a case of all in or all out, it’s consistency and showing up for yourself every day in whatever capacity you can because ultimately consistency is how we achieve and sustain our goals.

However, the thing most people don’t realise is that HOW you show up for yourself each day doesn’t have to look the same…

In life there are weeks when you are on top of your game, you’re organised, in a good headspace and you’ve got all the time in the world to make your eating, exercise and sleep a priority. Basically, you’re nailing it.

And then there are weeks when you’re exhausted, you feel over everything, work is busy, your kids are driving you mad, or something completely out of the ordinary has wiped you off your feet and it feels like you’ve only got 4% left to give to anything other than the chaos in your life.

So instead of thinking, if I can’t show up and give 100% so I won’t show up at all…

Ask yourself, what can I do today that is aligned with my health goals, using whatever brain space, time, resources and energy you have available?

Even if it’s the tiniest thing, the important thing is that try to do something, and you keep giving that tiniest thing until you’ve got the capacity to give a bit more, and more and then you might have to drop down again and then you’ll be able to give more again.

And so on… it’s a constant flux - but the important thing is that you keep your toe in the pool or your head in the game.

…. Because upping the anti is much easier than starting all over again.

To me, this is one of the most important skills anyone can learn to improve their health.

Instead of focusing on what you can’t do, focus on what you can STILL do - basically, ask yourself the question, ‘how I can you do less, without doing nothing’ 💫


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