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