Even if you think you don’t like a particular healthy habit, trying a new approach could be your opportunity to make it work for you.
By Carol Rickard
I have a girlfriend who hates to exercise!
I know she is in good company—there are so many others just like her who KNOW they NEED to exercise but hate to do it.
She tried so many things & none of them she seemed to like…
Until she tried yoga!
When she was looking to join a yoga center, she found two types of membership: one was a limited number of classes a month and the other was unlimited.
So, guess which one I encouraged her to go for?
You got it—the unlimited!
I figured she’d either love it or hate it. And if she hated it, she could cancel after one month.
More importantly, if she turned out to love it—she could easily get her monies worth each week.
What’s amazing to me is she REALLY LOVES IT!
Not only is she getting stronger and more flexible doing the yoga, she feels better.
So, what’s a key ingredient needed for accomplishing our wellness goals?
Be willing to try new things!
This goes beyond exercise to really every area of our lives and our health.
Here are some suggestions to help you try new things:
- Join a support group.
- Say “No“.
- Try a different kind of exercise.
- Do something nice for YOURSELF!
- Go to a new restaurant.
- Ask for help.
As one of my patients once said to me:
“If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always gotten, because if nothing changes, nothing changes!”
Share in the comment box something new you are willing to try!
~ To Living Well TODAY! ~
via Esperanza – Hope To Cope
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