The Secret To Figuring Out Life's Answers
Here is our first article from one of my favourite and inspirational friends, Margo Field. She ‘unsticks’ people, teams and organisations via coaching, counselling and hypnosis.’ She tags herself as an emotional fitness adviser.
Many of the solutions to our problems are simple. But alas, simple doesn’t mean easy.
When people say getting healthy is as easy as exercising 40 minutes per day for 5 days per week, we know this might be true.
But what happens if you don’t have the motivation to workout? Knowledge of how to fix your problems isn’t the problem; the implementation is.
The problem isn’t, “I don’t know how to get healthy”, it is, “I don’t know how to motivate myself to get healthy”, which is a different problem you need to solve.
Fix the right issues
Most people have dealt with putting on weight, not looking their best, feeling unhappy, feeling lost, feeling sad, not feeling to be good enough, not feeling like they belong, not feeling loved, not feeling funny enough, not feeling stable enough – you name it, we’ve thought about it.
There are solutions to this problem to get yourself motivated and out of the emotional turmoil.
Solutions can include:
Accepting that emotional health is an ‘inside’ job. Decide to look after this part of you daily.
It is up to you to look after yourself and not expect others to do it for you. Examples can include daily meditation which may be as short as 5 minutes, taking time out for a brisk 10 minute walk, deciding to do one thing at a time and not multi task, prioritise sleep and relaxation. Also seek help from experts if needed about learning how to flow with your emotions, even the challenging ones like sadness and anger.
Create routines and protocols to address and manage specific emotional challenges.
PS - A tip I practices is to create a sneaky little routine and build from it… and repeat…make it small. For example, I often need exercise in the afternoon to freshen up my energy, but it is too cold right now where I live to feel inspired to be outside. (I already exercise in the morning but a day of sitting is not good). So, I do something fun that is ENERGISING. It is a manageable personal commitment - dance in the lounge-room each day to happy music – I only commit to 2 songs but that little goal of 10 minutes dancing often extends because it is fun.
And fun and fabulous is gorgeous Margo.
If you would like to know more about Margo and the fantastic programs she runs, go to her website here.
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