As I say all the time, optimal health and physical performance come from a state of optimal balance. That balance point is different for each individual.
Now, for me, I’m someone who gets overwhelmed with things quite easily (possibly why I like quite an introverted, simple life) But when I do get overwhelmed, or notice that there are too many things running around my mind, I turn to a brilliant question that I came across in the book “The ONE Thing” by Gary Keller.
The simple process of asking myself “what ONE thing can I do right now that will make everything else either easier or unnecessary?” makes a HUGE difference. It focuses the mind and shuts out all other distractions.
It also helps levels of anxiety, which overwhelm can bring on. It clears the mind in a very affective way to focus and get one thing done, knowing that it makes everything else, easier or totally unnecessary.
I have found it to be so powerful that I have started using it in my coaching sessions with clients in the past year. I will ask something along the lines of “what ONE thing can you change/tweak/upgrade this week that will make everything else easier or unnecessary?”
So this week that’s my question to you:
What ONE thing can you change/tweak/upgrade in the next seven days that will make everything else easier or unnecessary in respects of your health and wellbeing?
Some simple examples:
- Get to bed 30mins earlier
- Eliminate processed sugar
- Drink an extra glass of water each day
- Ask yourself the focusing question (above) each morning
- Do your stretch routine daily
- Meditate each morning
- Reduce your starchy carbohydrate by one serving each day
I hope that helps you relax a little, but also helps move you towards better health with ease this week:-)