A Simple Move Well Plan
As we are coming to the end of the month with our topic of Move More and Move Well today we want to share a Simple Daily Plan To Move More and Move Well For Your Best Life.
Many people believe that it is not as easy as it sounds to commit ourselves to move daily. It is our belief that this is not true.
We may write it down in our journal, we may prepare ourselves the night before in our sleep, but when the hustle-bustle begins, we lose ourselves in the same poor habits as we experienced the day before and the day before that. In fact, humans are creatures of habit, and the concerns of living a life that results in poor health are a great exhibit of it.
This is an easy-to-follow yet effective way to implement daily movement into your practice, especially if you are currently experiencing sedentary behaviour more often than not.
1) The most important idea we can share with you is for you to create a strong WHY.
WHY is it important for you to begin a practice of moving more and moving well? We wrote about this and invite you to learn how to do this here - https://wendybottrell.weebly.com/blog/what-motivates-motivates
2) Practice mindfulness in the earlier parts of your day with a focus on being active.
Whether that be done through meditation, affirmations, breathing exercises, journaling, or even just an internalized dialogue with yourself on the circumstance you are in. There is more benefit to be had, though, from ACTING on mindfulness rather than just thinking about it.
The act of mindfulness in the morning is ideal for combatting sedentary behaviour because it will help you focus on activity from the start. A more clear-minded approach provides a sense of personal motivation.
3) Set small daily goals with rewards.
This can be difficult for two reasons; a) it is hard to determine what goal best fits into your day or b) it is hard to narrow down a reward that will motivate you. Though, it has been found that this habit is actually one of the most effective ones there is. As ridiculous as it sounds, we will always be that child who eats all of their dinner for their favourite dessert.
This habit requires us to look within ourselves to determine what is the best way to spark motivation. Does it suffice to bargain with television time if you are still consuming hours of television? Probably not. Does it suffice to offer yourself a glass of wine for an accomplishment if you don’t drink often? Potentially.
This part of proactive planning is entirely personal, but that doesn’t revoke its potency and simplicity once a reward system is established. This is done via either understanding your own desires or removing things that are enjoyed in your life and using them as a reward.
4) Create a way to hold yourself accountable.
As adults, we are responsible for our ability to focus on our goals. We must live with self-discipline, for our best life. Being personally accountable for your physical activity takes more effort than we recognize at face value.
There are external ways to apply that practice, such as joining social groups that are focused on physical activity or planning your own social gatherings, such as a nature walk with friends.
Using your technology to your advantage, some applications can limit your time on social media other websites to help promote less screen time and remind you of how long you've been distracted from physical life at the moment.
Some applications will remind you to get up and walk, or even just stand, such as what is available with the Apple Watches. Utilizing a health tracker of some sort can be someone's best bet for noticing sedentary behaviour, as it is misunderstood in more cases than not.
These four practices are a great way to begin planning daily movement. Applying them to your daily schedule will take time and patience, especially with yourself. Still, by doing so you are working towards healthier habits and more movement— both of which are beneficial in the long run, regarding the longevity of a person's life.
Sedentary behaviour is not simple to combat but having the right approaches can help make it feel that way at times.
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