When we say we’re going to make a health change, we typically only concentrate on the ‘what’. Exercise more, meditate more or eat more fruit and vegetables, are some of the many examples.
Of course, achieving the ‘what’ will soon become a constant struggle, a battle between our conscious and unconscious mind.
A better solution is to not only call out the what, but the where, the when and the how:
“I will exercise, at the gym, on Monday after work, on my drive home.”
“I will meditate, in my bedroom, at 6:40am on Tuesday and Thursday, by setting my alarm.”
“I will eat an apple, in the park, during my Friday afternoon walk, by placing a reminder in my calendar.”
We clearly state the where, when and how for our work, time with friends, extra-curriculum activities, and favourite TV shows.
Interesting that we so often forget to apply the same simple concept for our health goals, too.