Ever feel like you are doing the right things but just not getting where you want to be with feeling healthy? A lot of people struggle to actually feel healthy, even though they are "dragging themselves to the gym" and eating "boring salads" for lunch. The problem is, they are missing a key piece of health: mindset. If you are just going through the motions of a healthy lifestyle, say, to loose 10lbs in a few weeks, then you will never fully get the amazing benefits and embodied feelings that come from truly becoming healthy.
Wellness means more than eating more broccoli; and to find the Wellness Warrior within in you, you need to make sure you have the right outlook to go along with these healthy changes.
Here are my 3 most crucial mentality shifts to make before you can Ignite Your Wellness Warrior and step into your healthiest self.
Take some time and work through each of these concepts. They are all important in their own way, and together they can make all of the difference in how you end up feeling on your journey to your healthiest self!
Learn to get comfortable with the uncomfortable. Trying new things can be uncomfortable. We have an inherent want to push away, or even outright avoid, what is uncomfortable for us. But, being uncomfortable is a part of life and it can even open doors and create amazing opportunities for growth if you persevere through. Cultivate the ability to sit with your discomfort and know that you will be okay. Change in life is a given. How we perceive the change is what impacts us, so why not embrace it instead of avoid it and get comfortable with the uncomfortable. You'll find that you are able to grow more and be happier as a result.
Know that you are good enough and embrace your individual self. You have so much to offer the world. You are a unique, amazing person. A co-worker of mine once told me a quote that has stuck with me, "If all the birds sang the same song, there wouldn't be any music". Love who you are and what you have accomplished in life. Acknowledge that you have so much to offer the world and no one else has a path like yours. Also, with knowing you are good enough comes the confidence to take a chance, not be afraid to fail, and to embrace setbacks instead of letting them get you down.
Have fun with change. Don't eat kale just because someone tells you to. Don't run on a treadmill for an hour every day if you absolutely hate it. Have fun with your life or you'll always feel like you're struggling for something more. Yes, there can be an adjustment period for a lot of new things like trying new foods or new exercises, you might not fall in love with it right away. But if you approach change with a playful mind and heart, you will be far more open to finding the things that bring you joy and truly nourish you inside and out!