Sunday, April 5, 2015

The Zen Of Wellness

Does the thought of creating a wellness plan trigger fear of deprivation, pain and suffering? You may worry about a diet free from unhealthy foods, the physical pain involved in starting an exercise program or the suffering of trying to make good choices when it would be so much easier to have that drink, smoke that cigarette or enjoy that chocolate cake. 

As much as you try to avoid it, you can't help but notice that, in the news again, is the advice to eat more fruits and vegetables and less meat and sugar. It's time to take that advice to heart.

With heartfelt caring for your mind, body and spirit, I suggest an Eastern approach to practicing wellness. I borrow from the Buddhist eightfold path, tenets to apply to your wellness plan. May it ease your suffering and enliven your plan to try: 

Right Speech

Stop undermining your plan by being washy washy about how many times a week you'll get to the gym or whether you can really live without your favorite fast food.

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Lauren said...

Thank you for sharing this post about wellness! Very helpful.

Bethany @ Online Therapy and Coaching said...

You make some excellent points. I have found that mindfulness can help me pass up that slice of cake--I think of how I would feel physically if I ate it, and how unhealthy food impacts my emotions. However, a large part of moving beyond unhealthy habits is understanding that function they play in our lives. Often we eat to fill an emotional void, and we are too tired to work out because we are exhausted from being anxious or unhappy.