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Something Different for Wellness Wednesday

Happy Wednesday everyone! I thought we’d try something a little different for Wellness Wednesday since Reclaiming HOPE is moving to a wellness focus all the time.

On Wednesdays, rather than me blathering on about something, I thought I’d let you do all the work…. 😁

For those of you who participated in the ‘One Thing for Wellness’ Challenge, this will be something similar, except instead of suggestions for a wellness action, I’ll be asking questions.

Hopefully, this will remind us to make our health a priority and find small things we can do to make our lives better.

Today’s Questions to Ask Yourself:

Teal background with white conversation bubble with the questions: What is the one area of wellness I need to concentrate on most right now? What is one thing I could do to improve that area?

As you consider these two questions, it may help to think about what approach you want to take with them as well. Would you rather start small, with very tiny steps that you can do easily and build on, or would you rather do something that might be harder but may give you more noticeable results more quickly?

As we talked about in Why Is It So Hard to Get Healthy, the team at Precision Nutrition calls these approaches The Big Kahuna and The Low-Hanging Fruit. The Big Kahuna is the action that will give you “the most bang for your buck.” This action will probably be difficult, but it will give you huge results. The Low-Hanging Fruit is the action that is easiest to add. These will probably be small changes that won’t be as difficult to incorporate. These small changes can build self-efficacy (the feeling that we can be successful) and give us some small wins early on.

There’s no right or wrong way to approach this — it’s what works best for you. You are the expert when it comes to your wellness.

These questions are just to encourage you to start thinking about your wellness, so don’t feel obligated to share your answers. Of course, if you want to share please do!

What do you think about this new Wellness Wednesday idea? Do you think it could be helpful for you? Please share!

Blessings,

~Terri

Source:

The Essentials of Sport and Exercise Nutrition, 3rd ed, 2019, John Berardi, PhD,CSCS, et. al, Precision Nutrition, Inc.

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8 comments

  1. I’m so sorry I’m rather behind, only getting to Wellness Wednesday on Saturday! I really do like these notions with the fruit, it’s a good way to look at it. I guess I’m more capable of the low hanging variety, even though I’d love some The Big Kahuna action! 😉 In terms of areas that need the most looking at, I don’t know where to start. So much self-care has gone by the way-side. I’m trying to build back in pacing and small breaks into my day, which I think I’m getting good at (the breaks at least). Taking time out from doing work-related stuff and the to-do list would be good. I want to try to do more meaningful things, to spend more time with my parents doing something enjoyable. I need more balance in my life I think between the two – to-do list/work/have to do/errand type of stuff, and the more enjoyable, meaningful things.

    What about you, Terri?xx

    1. Hey don’t feel bad, Caz. I seem to be in a perpetual state of behind-ness. Thanks for sharing what you’re going to be working on. That low-hanging fruit starts to build up fairly quickly when we stick with it. I love what you said about doing more meaningful things. I think sometimes we get so busy with those to-do lists and things we feel we have to do that we let the really important things suffer. It’s great that you’re going to make a conscious effort to gain a little more balance. You asked what mine’s going to be…. This week I’ve been working on my environmental wellness – making my environment better support my wellness goals. I’ve started with working on overhauling my pantry. I’m purging and re-arranging. That way, I can make sure I have the healthy ‘staples’ to help me make good choices.😁 Have a wonderful weekend sweet friend! Sending hugs your way!

      1. Thanks, Terri. I think I’ve pushed things a bit too much as I’ve had a very deflated day today, movement just isn’t happening. I’ve been focusing a little more on my environmental wellness over the last few weeks too, but I think that’s been driven by a need for control. Nevertheless, I do love a good decluttering! Sorting out your pantry sounds like an excellent idea and it have a nice knock-on effect to your nutritional wellness too 😉 I hope you can pace the job well and enjoy some of the ‘aah’ feeling that comes from decluttering and re-organizing – have a peaceful Sunday tomorrow lovely xx

      2. Oh Caz, I’m so sorry to hear you’re not doing well today. I hope things are better tomorrow. In the meantime, I hope you’re able to get some actual rest. I hope your Sunday is a peaceful one as well, sweet friend!

  2. I need to get my eating back in line. Between covid-19, racism, and two family deaths, I’m using food for comfort. I restarted my Bright Line Eating plan today.

    1. Thanks so much for sharing Kathy. I’m sorry to hear you’ve had so many difficulties right there together. I lost my brother at the very beginning of all this, and it just adds another layer of grief to everything that’s happening. It’s easy to turn to food for comfort during times like this, isn’t it? I’m glad to hear you’re restarting your Bright Line Eating Plan. I know you had great success with it before. Sending love and gentle hugs your way sweet friend!

  3. Thank you for the post & question. Always good to reflect. Also I like that I can catch up on blogs when I have a block of time. Thanks for putting the link back to this one In your recent blog. which was a great reminder. I like both big kahuna and low hanging fruit but I have to remind myself – every thing can’t be a priority. That helps me focus on what I can do today. Wrapping up a big project like spring cleaning (decluttering closets) feels great, but also it feels great to pick up the things we used today or put away the new stuff we added to our home before we go to bed (low hanging fruit).

    1. Ha ha — we’ve had that discussion before about priorities, haven’t we? If everything’s a priority, then nothing’s a priority.😊 You make a great point about having a mixture of Big Kahuna and Low-Hanging Fruit. That way, if you don’t feel up to tackling the big things, you still have accomplishments to celebrate with the smaller ones. Sending love and hugs your way!

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