What Is Involved In Creating A Positive Mindset And A Sense Of Well-being?
I spend a lot of time in gyms having conversations about health, topics like, how to: do an exercise correctly, eat healthier, maintain healthy sleep patterns, develop a growth mindset, journal for stress reduction, meditate, lower body fat percentage etc.. This is what the day to day looks like, but the reason I have these conversations is because they are answering a bigger question. That question is: How can I lead a life in which I feel I have a positive outlook and a sense of well-being consistently? A client may come in with the initial goal of wanting to lose 10lbs, but why? Often, when I ask a little deeper the answers include: I want to feel better, I want to have more energy to play with my kids, I want to live longer and fuller, I want to feel good about myself, I want to walk up the stairs and not be huffing and puffing at the end of it, I want to wake up feeling excited about the day, I want to have enough energy to work, spend time with my family and see my friends… the list goes on but you get the idea. The actions that come from this discussion are what I ask people to do in order to get there and recently I’ve been opening this questions up to clients, friends and family. What are you already doing in your life that gives you a sense of well-being and positive mindset? What areas of your life are important for this? Some of the responses I’ve received have been so thoughtful and beautiful and I want to share them with you. I also want to hear from all of you! So, send me an email with your response. I believe wellness encompasses every aspect of our lives, here are some of the responses I received.
“Gym! Not only for my physical health, but mental health as well. Alleviates my anxiety every time..” -JB
“I take time before bed to journal, do a tarot reading, stretch… if I’m too busy for this practice, I notice I feel less grounded, less happy etc. having a daily check in makes all the difference.” -Mary
“Sometimes I use a form of deep thinking about life, trying to look at everything from past, present and futures in a positive way. Use it to find an acceptance of what has happened and how to improve and learn to better myself for the future”-Dan
“The things I feel are important are belonging, meaningful purpose, good relationships and health.”- Kevin
Please send me your responses and, as always, if there's a topic you want to hear about, let me know! Hope you have a wonderful August!