How do you rate when it comes to looking after your own health and wellbeing? Does the thought of getting into the routine of fitness for life make you groan?!
While we all know just how important it is to be fit and active, and to eat well …
- As we grow older, it can be common to feel less energetic, and to gain weight;
- It’s hard to find the motivation to try new things, and seek out new social settings;
- Exercise seems like just another chore or in our already busy days.
Wouldn’t it be great to become more active, and improve your health and wellbeing, by:
- pursuing a hobby;
- spending more time with people;
- getting fit;
- overcoming injury;
- or simply trying to improve your overall quality of life?
As a Sport Psychologist and life coach, providing services in the Gold Coast, I can work with you to create positive momentum towards your personal development goals, drawing on the evidence-based principles of sports psychology.
Enrich Your Life
Enriching our lives, and creating energy and purpose in our life journey, can be achieved by simple things such as:
- challenging and fun activities;
- socialising and getting out of the house.
However the reality is that we get caught up in the daily grind, and then there may be problems or obstacles along the way such as lack of finances and opportunity; injury; obesity; mental health problems; and responsibilities/stress; leading us to sacrifice those “less important” parts of ourselves.
This is unfortunate because as human beings we are complex creatures, and require a diverse set of psychological needs (and fun!) to flourish.
Our challenge then, is to create time and opportunities through our creative imaginative processes, and then set out a plan of attack to achieve fitness for life.
Life Coaching by a Sport Psychologist
Goals are good, but they only provide us with a map. The principles of sport psychology – such as goal setting and motivation, can help you take the first, second and thousandth step into a more fulfilling lifestyle.
Exercise or movement is essential for optimum mental and physical health and growth. Challenging ourselves and stepping out of our comfort zone increases our motivation and self-esteem, and adds excitement to life.
Being around people with a common goal can also help us feel part of something bigger. We can overcome doubt, fear and lack of motivation – it’s tough but worth it, once we begin to see how much more resilience and joy it can bring.
What many people don’t realise, is that you don’t have to have a mental health problem or psychological disorder to see a psychologist. A sport psychologist has the skills, training and techniques to help you achieve any important goal, such as fitness for life.
If your doctor, counsellor, family or friends are encouraging you to try exercise, get more active or just get out of the house – and you know they have your best intentions and health in mind – but find you are struggling to motivated when you think about health and fitness, please feel free to book a consultation with me. We can discuss how to derive long lasting motivation for your goals, create a plan, and take action to gain freedom.