I’ve written before about the discipline it sometimes takes me to keep going forward in my wellness journey. Discipline alone isn’t going to do it though. One of the reasons I have accomplished as much as I have so far is that I started from the perspective of an adventurer. I made a choice, which I have the option to continue to make every day, to experiment with different lifestyle changes just to see how I felt.
Diet and exercise are the areas I play with most frequently (please note that I am not a nutrition or exercise specialist, I work under professional guidance), and I like to try out new things every couple of months. I keep what helps me and don’t worry about the rest.
What seems to be so important about this is the way it adds a sense of fun to what could otherwise feel like chore. A good example is my current dietary experiment- I am doing a sugar detox. I have had a real sweet tooth for the past year or so, and I am a little worried about the cute cupcake bakery that’s close my apartment if I do successfully curb my cravings. So this detox could seem like a chore, or even a punishment, but I treat it like a fun experiment.
It’s a little change in perspective, but I think it makes a difference when you want to make a lifestyle change. Why not try to add a little lighthearted fun to your own journey?