What does it look like when things are DIALED IN?
When things are considered to be “dialed in” your life flows well, you feel good and are proud of your daily habits. This means work, family, and all of your other personal commitments are made a priority and are well-organized. You may be wondering how this impacts your self-care, in particular, things like consistent healthy eating and exercise?
When things are dialed in, you may find it effortless to get to the gym regularly, grocery shop for healthy foods, do some meal prep, and eat those healthy foods on a consistent basis.
That DIALED IN feeling is AWESOME.
If you are feeling DIALED IN, make a list of what that looks like for you.
We often worry about life stressors and the impact this has on their health. If you are feeling DIALED IN, it's time to explore ways to maintain that level of wellness.
Challenge yourself to take a minute to explore what it looks like when your dial is turned down. Very much the opposite to that DIALED IN feeling, when you're stressed you may isolate yourself, find yourself wanting to avoid gatherings, wear baggier clothes, eat unhealthier foods or beverages, and it takes much more effort to participate in healthy activities that once felt effortless.
Challenge yourself to look at some of these DIALED IN vs NOT SO DIALED IN patterns for yourself. What have DIALED IN patterns looked like for you, what worked, and what didn’t work to help you stay engaged in your health and wellness goals?
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DIALED IN vs NOT SO DIALED IN
Remember that your brain loves patterns, routine and comfort. It is easy to resort to behaviors that feel comforting and familiar when we get stressed. It’s easy to resort to things on your NOT SO DIALED IN list when stress hits. Each time you try a new behavior, you are working on changing your brain.
The challenge lies in recognizing our patterns, and then challenging our ability to participate in behaviors that help us become more DIALED IN, choosing things on that DIALED IN list, even when we are lacking motivation to do so. Practicing new behaviors - the opposite action to emotion- helps to create new healthy patterns and routines and can increase our likelihood of having a happier and healthier end of 2020.
The next time you feel like your dial is starting to turn down and you are resorting to items found on your NOT SO DIALED IN list, pull out your DIALED IN list and challenge yourself to participate in just one of those behaviors. Treat yourself well, even when you don’t feel like it.
There is a great sense of accomplishment when you sit back and realize that you were tough enough to not fall back on old patterns that derail your health and wellness goals. By changing the way you think and react to stress, you may find that you are less stressed and happier.
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