USE YOUR RESOURCES
Recently at university I was privileged enough to take part in a study about what I expected from my course and eventually my profession and how it could be achieved.
This was used to develop changes to aid learning and increase the desired outcome for the healthcare industry.
During this task I had a moment where I thought to myself, I’m really not taking ownership of a lot of things in my life, but rather reacting to circumstances and even sometimes using them as excuses!
The question that initiated this thought was “Do you think you have adequate resources?”.
Instead of applying this solely to my studies I broadened this question to apply to everything in life. The answer is obviously yes. I have my health, a house to live in, a car, a job, clean water, good food, education, finances for necessities, friends, mentors, sport.
Example I am provided with an online system loaded with content and a tonne of library resources and books, new emerging evidence and experienced mentors to help and guide me to achieve my degree. This is available to me 24/7 so the next question.
“Are you using your resources effectively or are you claiming to be a victim of your circumstances?”
It made me think I really wasn’t making the most of what is available to me and instead even sometimes coming up with reasons (excuses) as to why it wouldn’t be achievable.
It is exactly the same with your health and fitness!
For instance, and this is just one example, many people say “gym is expensive”, well I ask you what do you get for that expense and is your health and wellbeing worth it?
Example your resources at IFP are;
The flow on effect from including movement and forming good dietary habits in life has been proven time and time again. If you want to make positive changes maybe it’s time to stop being a victim of circumstance and start taking ownership for your choices and realise the abundance of resources around you.