Do you ever feel like no matter how hard you try, or how much effort you put in, progress on your health journey just seems out of reach? If so, you’re not alone.
Over-extended women dealing with burnout and chronic health problems often find themselves spinning their wheels due to a combination of overloaded schedules and finite amounts of physical energy.
It can be especially difficult to see any sort of improvements when juggling competing demands from work, family, friends — along with taking care of your own well-being, which tends to come in dead-last.
The answer isn’t more — less might actually be the key to getting results.
In this article we’ll talk about why sometimes “less is more” when it comes to improving your health despite having limited time and resources available between juggling all the pressures life throws at us
The reasons why you’re not seeing the progress you desire is most likely in your nervous system, however the habits listed below need to be addressed. The best news is, it means less work for you.
1. Focusing on Too Many Directions at Once
A common theme we see with A-type go-getters is when they make change, they make a lot of changes all at once. Then, when the needle doesn’t move very quickly, they throw their hands up and tell themselves, “I’ve tried everything, nothing works! I might as well go back to the way things were and accept feeling crappy.”
This is diluting your efforts. Do one thing and do it well. Once you’ve mastered the fundamentals, then you can move forward.
2. No Accountability or Method of Measurement
What gets measured gets attention. If you’re relying on foggy memory, you can’t be sure what changes occur.
3. Lack of Kindness and Patience
Please remember, it took years to break you; a couple of weeks may not be enough to bring you back. Give these tools and practices a chance to do their work.
4. Willpower is Finite
We only have so much mental and physical energy. This is why we need systems and the steps laid out.
It is both frustrating and liberating to remember that better health is within your reach. Progress looks different for everyone, your journey is truly your own.
Take a deep breath and recognize how far you’ve come already, because even if progress seems small, progress is progress! Try and let go of the notion that progress has a timeline and instead focus on one goal and success at a time.
If you find you’re needing more support on your journey, we invite you to join the Your Daily® Reset program for guidance and coaching that will get you back to feeling like the radiant, powerful being that you truly are. Join now!