“When I expect more of myself and less of others, I stop wasting energy on things I can’t control” Craig Harper
As women, we are forever spending our time looking after others, be it our partner, children, family members or close friends. With this article we wanted to highlight the importance of having the tools and team around you, to set your health up for success.
Firstly, we would encourage understanding the vital difference between being motivated vs having discipline. Motivation is often fleeting as it comes and goes depending on the situation or focus. Discipline is what drives a person to succeed when faced with challenge. It’s what keeps you going when motivation evaporates.
Secondly, it is important to gain clarity on your values (and beliefs), as these ultimately influence and drive your non-negotiables. Your non-negotiables become clearer because you understand what you value, and what is important for you to commit to daily.
Here is a list of Values you can refer to for reflection:
34. Financial Stability
40. Giving Back
56. Job Security
63. Making A Difference
68. Personal Fulfillment
To continue to improve on the ownership of your health and wellness, there is often a need to engage in external support, beyond family and friends. Perhaps it could be a psychologist to support your mental / emotional wellbeing, or a Wellness/Life Coach to help you understand how to make choices to improve your health and wellbeing, as well as supporting you and keeping you accountable.
There are also other practitioners that could support your health journey. A Kinesiologist works to help clear old thought patterns/beliefs and energy from your physical body (which then impacts you mentally and emotionally). Perhaps even your GP, Endocrinologist, Osteopath, Myotherapist or OsteoStrong Coach, especially if you have built a good trustworthy connection with them.
Having a platform of safety and support and being able to talk things through with an appropriate practitioner, someone ideally who is trained in listening and the ability to provide strategies for support, is hugely therapeutic and beneficial to your overall health success.
Finally, and perhaps one of the most important points, is allowing yourself to surrender your feelings, but also understand that you can only control the controllable. This can be quite challenging and confronting to many individuals but acknowledging that we can’t necessarily control external circumstances, and the things happening around us can be empowering. What we do have control of however, is our internal world (how we think, feel and behave), as well as the food we put inside ourselves. These all assist from a nutritional, movement, information and education perspective.
How well do you think you are in control of your own health? Reach out to our coaches if you feel you need further support in this space.
(Written by Sasha Layton, Senior Session Coach at OsteoStrong and Wellness/Life Coach)