I have had some people ask me why I named this website and my wellness coaching business “planyourwellness.com”.
Well, the dot.com idea is just to reflect today’s modern high tech world, computers, etc.
Looking back a few hundred years from today’s computer age, Benjamin Franklin is well known for saying, “If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail”.
I learned the hard way that if I don’t take time to plan out a healthy eating and exercising regimen, it just ain’t going to happen, folks. And I also finally realized that I had to love myself and value myself enough to WANT to plan out some sort of regimen. If you read my personal story, you will see that it took me a long time to get to that point.
I firmly believe that if we come to the realization that our bodies both crave and deserve better treatment, AND if we show our bodies love by cherishing them enough to take time to figure out a plan to be as well as possible………..then amazing things WILL happen. I call this the “love and cherish yourself” moment.
Your wellness plan can and probably should involve SIMPLE steps to improve your wellness. For example, let’s say you have arrived at the “love and cherish yourself” point in your life, and now you are looking around at things that you do everyday, and you realize, “Wow, I drink 4 diet Cokes a day.” Notwithstanding the fact that numerous scientific articles have stated that diet drinks actually are linked to weight gain rather than weight loss, you realize that your body deserves basic clean water several times a day. So you make a conscious decision, “I will replace 2 of the diet Cokes a day with 2 glasses of cool, sparkling water. To do that, I will buy less diet Cokes, and I will stock my fridge with water in some attractive form (like bottled water or a pretty pitcher)” .
Kaboom—-you have just planned your wellness! Or you have planned at least a small step to become more healthy. Now, you just need to follow up with yourself to see how you do at accomplishing this goal.
What I do to help persons to plan their wellness involves more than the above, but the above example is a great starting point in the conversation about well-being.
Why plan your wellness? Because your well-being deserves your attention.