A few years ago I was in a major early-adulthood rut. I hit a fork in the road and had to make a major decision about which direction I wanted my life to take. I made the right choice but the process knocked the hell out of me.
I was energetically-depleted, and, despite being pretty “health-conscious”, didn’t feel all that in control of my health and wellbeing.
My waistline was expanding for a start. Not massively, but enough for me to see that, despite being relatively healthy by our cultural standards, I was still basically on the usual ageing trajectory which = degeneration over time. Slower for some. Faster for others.
I did not like what I was experiencing. My yoga training had also told me, and shown me countless times, that this was not an inevitability. Images of 150-year-old Indian yogis tied up like pretzels and prancing around like spring chicks kept cropping up.
You’ve heard the phrase “when the student is ready the teacher appears”. Well, just as I was in my slumpy-rut-a-tut-rut wondering what the hell to do next, I saw an advert on facebook for a 10-week programme that promised to get my life on track by guiding me step-by-step through the 10 core habits of yogis that ALL humans need to thrive.
The timing was divine. It was exactly what I needed. Structure. Support. A step-by-step plan.
I LOVE a good plan.
The best bit is, after implementing just habit 1 for a few weeks, I was out of my rut and back into the flow of my life.
I was so impressed by this course and how effective it was in getting me back in the driving seat of my life and into an upward spiral that I quickly signed up to become a yoga health coach so I could offer the programme myself.
And here I am doing just that.
So if you are in a rut. Whether you know it or not.
If you are feeling less than your best (and fyi: 99% of us are nowhere nearexperiencing the full potential of how good we can feel and how awesome we can rock this life!)
If your body is experiencing the effects of ageing and of our modern stress-filled life.
If you have aches, pains, niggles, extra pounds, random injuries and chronic sickness/illnesses.
If you haven’t got the energy you once had, but still have so much you want to do with life.
If you keep on repeating the same old patterns that you know no longer serve you, but can’t work out how to get yourself out of this trap.
If your body is sending you various signals and your mental response is “oooh, guess that’s because I’m getting on now”.
If you’d like to do more and feel better, but feel stuck in “I can’t”, “it’s not possible anymore”.
If you’ve given up on yourself, but not quite entirely yet.
If you’re resigned to the fact that degeneration over time is just a fact of life.
I’m here to tell you that this is all OPTIONAL!
It’s a choice.
Your write your own story, any way you want.
Just so you know.
You have so much choice.
Choice and power.
Over how you feel, physically, mentally and emotionally.
If you’re not rolling around reveling in just how much power, choice, and control you have over your life and how you feel. If you’re not consciously deciding how awesome you want to feel each day, but you’d like to, then please, PLEASE, for the love of all the goddesses, don’t struggle solo any more. It just ain’t fun. Or effective.
Take the first step now and register your interest in the next 10-week Happy Healthy Habits course which starts in September. There mightn’t be enough places left for you this time around but at least you’ll have taken a small step today and you’ll be on the wait-list for the next time around.
The next course is heavily discounted for the last time and I only have 5 out of 10 spots left as of today.
So if you want to take a giant leap in your well-being this year, don’t dilly-dally on yourself.
The. Time. Is. Now.
You’ve heard my story, but here’s an update from a dear client who took my last course…
The last course really kicked started things for me – I’ve started yoga classes
again and regularly run. I had never ran before, always wanted to but didn’t think I could due to arthritis and ‘can’t do’ attitude.
The people on the course inspired me along with the kaizen steps. I even managed a half marathon earlier this year with another one planned in October! I NEVER thought I would do that!!
You’ll notice the client used the term “kick-started”. The power of this course doesn’t just lie in the course itself and the 10-weeks we spend together, but the new and better trajectory that you step onto as a result of doing this work, and the positive compound effect this continues to have on your life throughout the rest of your lifetime.
Will your epic testimonial be featured here this time next year?
Here’s a fun exercise if you’d like to be in a position to write something like the above a year from now. This exercise will literally get you writing a new story for yourself. Enjoy!
OTHER UPCOMING EVENTS
Two free online talks coming up next month on Lifestyle Medicine. Pick up some simple tips on how to add more years to your life and more life to your years, from the comfort of your own home. How easy is that?
More details and registration here.