I have written about this many times before. The key message is that success or the pursuit of success is a waste of time if you are unwell. Poor health limits excellence. Poor health is limiting.
A key goal should always be robust good health, starting with a healthy diet. Poor food choices are no doubt the number one precursor to disease.
To achieve any worthwhile goal, begin with the end in mind. You will have a gap between where you are now and where you want to be [the goal]. Break your journey into easily achievable steps. Each step becomes a milestone. The more of these little milestones you can pass, the closer you get to your goal.
Confucius said it best: The journey of a thousand miles begins with the first step.
Following this process is really good for your own personal development not to say your sense of well being.
If you are unsure about food choices or diet, get some advice. Maybe just throw away all soda style drinks. Limit bread and maybe have a salad made with leafy greens. Go easy on the dressings. All store bought snack foods should be dumped. Drink more water.
Take a little exercise. Maybe commit to a brief walk late afternoons each day. Movement is good for your whole being.
These ideas are seemingly very simple and they are! Surprisingly many won’t even bother to start, which is why, on a global basis, diseases such as cancer, obesity, heart disease and diabetes are increasing at alarming rates.
A good idea is to take some basic measurements, waist, weight for example before you start. Over time you can revisit these. It is a simple way to judge your progress.
I invite you to begin to make small changes today.
If you have no idea how or where to begin, then email me. Together we can get you started.

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Spending time out in Nature; this time with an Orca or two! Good for the soul.

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It is now winter here in New Zealand. It is a proper winter too, so far we have had cold frosts, early dumps of snow and storms.
For many, cold weather means play time. Skiing in the mountains in particular. For most of us it is a time to hibernate, get miserable and wait for spring to arrive with its attendant warmer temperatures.
In effect we shut down.
Do you experience this routine? Get up in the dark, go to work, get home just before darkness returns if you are lucky. The curtains get drawn and the heaters turned on. You will prepare and eat hot food, healthier options like raw live food such as salads are not even a consideration.
Have you noticed most people’s body language in winter?
Heads are down, arms folded close to the body, shoulders hunched, a picture of withdrawal from engagement.
It is easy to be and feel miserable. It is even easier to put off setting new goals, reevaluating your circumstances and putting plans in place for a better future.
And yet you have so much more time indoors in winter, you are not out and about much [ if at all]. You have time to plan, to dream and scheme, but you don’t.
It is a if all thoughts of personal development are put on hold until the warmer weather arrives.
Have you considered the implications of this?
It means that half of your life is put on hold: ‘When I feel better I’ll make plans, but I’m too gloomy right now to even think about my own self improvement“.

So you spend half of our life waiting, there is no momentum. When spring does come around you plan to start, however it takes time to build momentum, to make real progress which in effect means that more than half of you life is spent waiting.

Might as well buy a lottery ticket and hope.

Hoping of course will guarantee you stay stuck. ” I’m hoping I’ll get better – someday.”

So, I encourage you to ‘get out there’ in the fresh air – go for a fast walk – even for 10 minutes – get your blood pumping and energise yourself.

Imagine how good you will feel just by doing that one small thing. Remember, you are doing it for your self, for you own self improvement and well being.

If you think this is too hard or you need some encouragement, talk to a coach or a mentor; just get going; you’ll be glad you did.

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