I’ve been doing a lot of introspective work on myself lately and really trying to dig into why I work proactively on certain parts of my health and what still holds me back. I wanted to share a lot of what I learned with you here as I’m sure many of you have felt the same before.
While I feel like I’ve done a lot to turn my health around (I’ve been battling some pretty serious stuff over the past 15 years!), I often find myself thinking it’s not enough.
I’m not doing enough…
I didn’t try hard enough…
As I was thinking through all this over the past few weeks, a light bulb turned on in my mind…
It’s always my mindset that holds me back. And it’s the fear of the unknown that really kicks things into high gear fear-wise.
So when I think about why I proactively do some things for my health and drag my feet with others, I’ve found that the path needs to be CRYSTAL CLEAR in order for me to take action on it.
For example, about two years ago, I knew I should be avoiding gluten altogether after noticing how I was starting to feel after eating wheat products in particular, but I waited an entire year before actually committing to it. Why?
I never took the time to research exactly what I needed to do to avoid it (gluten sneaks up in 1,000’s of products, not just wheat!!) so, feeling overwhelmed, I punted the idea for over a year. But as symptoms mounted over that year, I finally realized it was time to do something about it. Looking back, I wish two years ago I took action so that I’d be in a much better place right now and treated my body with more respect in this time.
I also knew that, for the past few months, I had some deeper gut issues going on because at this point in my 15 year health journey, I can just sense it. But it took 4 months for me to actually get tested and do something about it. That’s because I started to believe that the symptoms I was feeling were my “new normal” and forgot what it felt like to feel my best, so I kept punting the idea because I wasn’t clear on what the benefit of fixing the issue would be!
I hear from clients and prospective clients all the time things like:
We’ve all been there.
It can be downright hard, scary, and overwhelming to work on an area of our health we’ve been “dealing with” for so long or have accepted as our “new normal” because our ego and mindset wants us to stay right where we are. This keep us stuck…
We tell ourselves false stories about how we’re really feeling and deprioritize working on it because we let other life priorities get in the way. That is, until symptoms become intolerable and we’re so far down the wrong path that we have no other choice than to prioritize doing something about it. I was the girl that did just this, and let me tell you, it’s not a fun position to be in.
But the incredible thing about our bodies is they’re built to heal. Your body wants to be in balance, in a state of ease. And it will welcome you with open arms the moment you do do something about whatever it is you’re going through.
Tell me: What’s one thing you’ve punted on for a long time (maybe even to this day) that you wish you could take more action on but are held back for one reason or another?
I encourage you to really, really think about what it might look like to turn things around for your health and life.
What would that feel like?
What would you be able to do that you can’t do right now?
To start getting crystal clear about this plan, I offer all new clients a free 50-minute breakthrough session to get clear on what they’re looking to change, dig into the ‘why’ and uncover a plan to get there. If this sounds awesome to you, book your time with me here.
Kristin Thomas is a health coach and Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner specialized in helping women with hormone, digestion, and autoimmune health concerns. Having gone through these health challenges herself, she now helps clients find their own path to complete wellness through practical and natural diet and lifestyle changes.
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