If you are an Over-Achiever, you might find it difficult to find balance in your health and wellness in your effort to reach one more goal or get one more task done. Here are 3 tips that can help you balance your health and perspective naturally.
Finding Physical Peace
When it comes to your physical health and wellness what is important is that you figure out what works for you. Everyone is unique in their physicality and life obligations. The body you are living in is the only one you will ever have, so it is crucial that you find a type of physical activity that works with your schedule and gets the max health benefits for your body. The exercise type you choose and schedule needs to be able to work with your whole life, or it will be difficult to keep consistent.
When you try an exercise plan, give it 2 weeks to see if it will be sustainable. If it is not working with your schedule or is taking too much of a toll on your body, try adjusting until you find the perfect exercise fit.
When striving to stick with a healthy diet, you might want to try to mentally re-frame food types. Rather than feeling like you are “cutting out” or “restricting” certain types of foods, try to reframe the concept of food types and think of all the foods that you “get to enjoy”. Nobody is going to be perfect. Stay positive and set yourself up for success. Try to stick to a balanced diet of with about 80% of foods falling into the “healthy” category and allow yourself flexibility of 20% of your food to not be “perfectly healthy”.
Allow For Adjustments
In your health journey, there will be special occasions for celebration or times where “80% healthy food” or your exercise routine is not going to be possible. Show yourself grace during these days. See if you can figure out an alternate eating plan or exercise routine for that day. If not, don’t worry about it. Life is short and special days, such as birthdays, holidays, or other celebrations don’t happen often. Live life without guilt. Give yourself grace and monitor your internal self talk to make sure you’re building yourself up rather than putting yourself down. You only have one life to live, so live it well and seize the moment!