Consider these scenarios:
#1. You workout 2 hours a day, 7 days a week, but have never taken time for self reflection, and rarely plan activities with friends or family.
#2. You work 12 hours a day, have an overflowing bank account, but have never thought about what you want your future to look like and how other people are affected by your schedule.
#3. You study, learn, read, and research every topic you possibly can, but you have no ideas about how to use that knowledge to help others.
In order to work towards being holistically healthy and fit, we need to first acknowledge that there is no one out there with the perfect balance of all aspects of health. Does that mean we shouldn’t strive for it? Absolutely not. It is still worth working toward.
Here are a few categories to get you started.
How would you rate yourself out of 10 in each category?
- Mental Health
If you gave yourself a 10 in all the categories, please let me know your secret. It’s an unlikely scenario, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t strive for it. If I am a 10 in my fitness but a 1 in my connection (relationships), I should probably look deeper at my relationships and spend some time and energy in that area of my life. That might mean taking time from when I would normally workout to spend with friends and family.
At one point in your life, you may touch a high score in all categories. Celebrate that. Just know that may not be sustainable either. It is in the pursuit of all these categories that we find meaning and fulfillment.
Send me an email and let me know where you ranked yourself in all these categories. If you want help in the fitness, nutrition, mindset, or purpose categories, reach out to us and we can see if we can help, and if we can’t, we will refer you to someone we trust who can.
I look forward to hearing from you – Coach Matt