This is a time of year where many of us feel a change in the air and start to consider goals we want to accomplish after the summer season. It seems ingrained in our psyche since childhood that this is a time to get serious and remains with us even when we are long out of school.
In considering health and fitness goals, something came to my mind today after reading a fascinating book, Instant Emotional Healing-Acupressure for Emotions my fellow trainer and friend, Steve Elvins showed me recently. The concept is emotional fitness, meaning taking care of our own emotional health on a consistent basis. Most of the time, most of us are trying to juggle so many things in our lives. In our business, we see that January and September bring people strong motivation to make lifestyle changes in addition to ramping up other areas of their life.
My thought here is to suggest exploring the emotional motivation behind the desire to make healthy lifestyle changes. Most of us want to feel better physically, mentally and emotionally. Approaching health and fitness from a positive standpoint of taking better care of yourself as a whole person also improves emotional fitness or well being, which makes it easier to make lifestyle changes permanent.