Health and Wellness Paradigm: Everything is an Opportunity
Today I was thinking about this health and wellness paradigm: Everything is an opportunity even if it doesn’t seem like it. This paradigm can help us flip our thinking when it comes to the food we’re eating, how we’re exercising (or not exercising) and can be applied to almost every instance in our lives.
I wish i had a great inspiring story to share about this paradigm. But I don’t...just a silly little story. Today I spent over two hours on the phone with the health care marketplace trying to get my health insurance sorted out for the 6th time since I applied last fall. Needless to say, I was pissed off and frustrated. And so I was stress eating chocolate to try to make myself less pissed off. So, as I was pondering this paradigm this afternoon, I thought, what’s the opportunity here?
Well, while sitting on the phone i was able to practice deep breathing techniques to calm myself. (secret...i still am practicing them an hour and half later…the frustration is real today). And stress eating gives me the opportunity to reflect on what it is that i truly need to do when I have that experience again.
So today, I challenge you to reflect on what didn’t seem like an opportunity, but maybe was. Did someone cancel an appointment? Did you overeat? Did you get unsolicited feedback from a co-worker? How what is the opportunity in whatever you experienced today? I’d love to hear what you come up with!
If you're feeling stuck trying to see the opportunities on your wellness journey, schedule a discovery session with me! We'll find at least one opportunity and talk about how working with a health coach can keep you moving forward, even when it seems like you're stuck.
To your health,