Why do you want to improve your health? Why is it important to you? What is driving this process? Are you being driven by pain, or pleasure? It’s often said that pain is a bigger driver of change than pleasure. Do you have some pain in your life that you want to overcome? Or are you already healthy and fit but just want to manifest peak performance in all areas? Whatever your why, you’ll need clear direction on how you are going to achieve it.
On our Advanced Retreat, 24th to 26th February 2017, we hosted guests who had come to us with their own big why. These whys were all different, but they had a common theme, and this is where the how comes in.
I was recently on a weekend course where the strapline was “education, decision, action”. This resonated with me. Yes, you need to know what your big why is, but then you need the information and tools on how you are going to achieve what you are striving for. That comes down to education. What do you need to learn this week, this month or this year to move you towards your goals? In the case of our retreat, was it the scientific information about an optimally healthy lifestyle which needed reinforcement? Was it practical sessions in the kitchen, learning how to prepare the amazing food which in turn leads to optimal health and vitality? Was it the question and answer sessions that people needed the most, giving them tailored advice regarding their own health goals and how to achieve them? For all of our guests, it transpired that it was actually all three. The practicalities of preparing optimally healthy food was just as important as the scientific rationale behind these choices.
So that’s the education part. Next, you need to progress with a decision about what you are going to do. Decide to upgrade, decide to make changes, decide to value yourself enough to keep going and consistently apply these new, beneficial habits. You might need further help along the way. It’s no surprise that half of our guests on the advanced retreat were repeat visitors.
Ultimately, all of this is irrelevant without action. And when is the best time to take action? Now. Today. Whilst you’re still fired up and armed with the knowledge that you need. Not next week, or sometime later this year. Start now. Get perfect later. And if you need help and inspiration to get you started, or to get you going again, come on the summer retreat, 16th to 18th June 2017. Book today. You won’t regret it, and it might just change your life.