Firstly, what is Wellness?
‘Wellness is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity’ - World Health Organisation
Wellness encompasses every facet of a person’s health: physical, mental and emotional.
Have a think about what wellness means to you and which aspects of your own personal wellness you would like to improve. Some goals can seem so big that they are overwhelming, so break the big picture down into more manageable chunks.
What is your goal? What do you want to achieve?
e.g. I want to get fit and eat more healthily
This goal is not specific enough. How will you know when you have achieved it?
Let’s split the original goal to help define it:
Make sure your goals resonate with you (other people’s goals are irrelevant). They should be challenging, but achievable.
For example: I want to get fit and eat more healthily becomes I will go to the gym three times a week and stop snacking between meals.
You now have a measurable goal and it will be clear when you have achieved it.
Consider what will get in the way of you achieving your goals
Now consider your mindset. How do you feel about your goal? Motivated? If you don’t feel motivated, ask yourself why not? Is the goal overwhelming, or is it not enough of a challenge?
Challenge negative thoughts that get in the way of making changes and remind yourself how much better you will feel when you achieve your goals. Cognitive Behavioural Coaching is a wonderful way to help you change those thought patterns for good.
Make sure that everything is in place for you to move forward.
There is rarely the perfect time to do anything, so the best thing you can do is just start! Do something every day this will move you one step closer to your goals.
Commit to your goals and have a regular progress report.
Making changes can be hard, but keep reminding yourself what you want to achieve and why – and how great you will feel once you get there.
I'm a Personal Coach who loves finding out about what makes people tick and helping them to make the changes necessary to get to where they want to go so they can thrive.