Four Essential Questions you need to be asking Your Self Now!
I was listening to a lecture on brain health the other day, which made so much sense and put a lot of my own thoughts into perspective. Firstly, we don’t ever really think about our brain health, and more importantly that our over all wellbeing really comes down to what we do everyday, not what we do every few days. It’s really that simple.
We seem to get so caught up in all the current health trends that we forget the basics. It doesn’t need to be complicated. Below are a few basic questions for you to ask yourself that may have you understanding what you are doing well and what you could improve on. At the end of the day, health is a lifestyle that we have to work at constantly. This means there is always room for change and improvement, but we need to know what to improve on first.
I personally found answering the questions below really helped me to put the importance back into the areas that made me feel my best but that I was forgetting about. I also realised that I was self-sabotaging some aspects of my life, which I’m sure a lot of us do. I’m talking about the things that we know are good for us, that make us feel great, but yet we push away for another day. We make excuses for not fitting them in. I know myself that meditation is a big self-sabotage. I love it. I feel great when I do it, but yet for some reason I can’t seem to get my butt on the mat each morning.
I challenge you to take some time to honestly answer these questions. Really think about the areas that you’re doing well in and then the areas that you know are not benefiting you.
There is also a feel good aspect to this. It reinforces all the wonderful things you are already doing. Well, hopefully all the wonderful things you’re already doing.
It’s in our nature to want praise and this is a great way to give yourself a pat on the back and say good job for say, having the lemon water every morning or for eating a large plate of greens with your lunch.
These questions bring you back to basics and keep you working on yourself. I find this helps me to reinforce what I already know. And sometimes we need to hear the same thing over and over again before we finally click. So give it a go and see if you can’t find something that you could work on.
What are you currently doing that benefits your health and wellbeing? (i.e. .removing processed food from your diet, exercising regularly etc)
What are you currently doing that negatively affects your health and wellbeing? (i.e. drinking 3 coffees a day, not making time for myself etc)
What makes you feel your best? (i.e. a walk on the beach, meditation, eating regularly etc)
From the list above, what makes you feel your best, yet you know you are not making regular time for ? ( i.e. meditating, having a smoothie for breakfast every morning, going for a walk etc)
I hope this has given you something to think about and identified areas in your life that need to be improved on. I know that asking myself some hard questions got me scheduling regular meditation into my diary just so I make sure I do it.
Change is good and it keeps us growing and improving ourselves.