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TWM 02 – Unclutter Your Environment

TWM-02

Unclutter Your Environment

Today's Will Power Moment - 02

with Dr. James Meschino

A key strategy to succeeding with your exercise goals and eating healthier is to unclutter your environment. In the beginning it takes extra energy to be consistent with exercise and dietary changes. As you know, most people have trouble sustaining these initiatives, and at the first sign of fatigue or feeling overwhelmed, revert back to skipping workouts and eating comfort food to ease the anxiety of the day and/or reward themselves for working so hard. This can lead to feelings of guilt and reinforces the belief that you are a person who is unable to succeed. This belief is wrong. It’s usually that you are not using the right strategy

The truth is that it’s usually not lack of physical energy that leads to fatigue, but rather mental fatigue. This is a state whereby your brain is tired and overwhelmed – and your brain convinces you that your body is too tired to exercise. But this is false evidence appearing real, as they say. In a state of mental fatigue (or “ego depletion”, as it’s called in the willpower world) it becomes very difficult to find the extra energy (mental energy) to make the positive, healthy choices you had originally intended to make. A key way to prevent mental fatigue from derailing you is to unclutter your environment, as I explain in the short video. Uncluttering your environment will remove much of the visual cues that lead to mental fatigue and will help you find the extra energy required to stay on track.  It will also give you the inspiring feeling of a fresh start and instill a sense of self-command that will propel you towards success with your wellness goals.

This is critically important in the early stages because that is when failure is most likely to occur. Over time, your exercise program and positive dietary changes will become an automatic extension of who you are. When that happens, they become a thing called habits. Habits are much easier to sustain because you no longer have to find the mental energy to defeat competing drives (lying on the couch, watching TV, vs going for a 30 minute power walk). Once you sew the habit it gets much easier.  But, in the beginning you need to guard against mental fatigue and muster the inspiring feeling of a fresh new start.  Uncluttering your environment is key way to help make this happen.

Good luck with your wellness goals.

Eat Smart, Live Well, Look Great.

Dr. James Meschino
DC,MS, ROHP

Dr. James Meschino

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Dr. James Meschino, DC, MS, ROHP, is an educator, author, and researcher having lectured to thousands of healthcare professionals across North America. He holds a Master’s Degree in Science with specialties in human nutrition and biology and is recognized as an expert in the field of nutrition, anti-aging, fitness, and wellness as well as the author of numerous books.

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TWM 01 – Introduction to Today’s Willpower Moment

Introduction to Today's Willpower Moment

Introduction to Today's Willpower Moment

Today's Will Power Moment - 01

with Dr. James Meschino

For some people, once you explain to them the details of how specific dietary and exercise practices will improve certain aspects of their health and/or appearance, they follow through and make it look easy. But most people, as you would guess, really struggle to make changes to their dietary practices and following a regular exercise routine.  So, why do some people succeed while most people struggle to make it happen?  The answer is, simply, that people who succeed have a different internal conversation in their head than people who fail.  And when you teach people who are not succeeding how to shift their inner conversation to match those who are succeeding effortlessly, they start to get the same results as those who easily succeed.

In Today’s Will Power Moment Series I’m going to share with you the psychological strategies and innner conversations that will enable you to stick with your wellness intentions without feeling deprived, starving yourself to death, or thinking that you have to survive on bean sprouts and organic seaweed only, in order to succeed. Each week I’m going to share with you one more psychological strategy for success that wellness-oriented people use to keep themserlves on track with minimal mental effort. Some strategies you’ll really like, others not as much. But over time you will hit on enough simple strategies that will really resonate with you. And when this happens, I guarantee it will be “life changing” in regard to your ability to stick with your wellness plan and really enjoy the journey of pursuing optimal health – and transforming your body into the one that nature intended you to have.

I know you’ll find the Today’s Will Power Moment video series very eye-opening, inspiring, illuminating, and a key part of helping you stay track and motivated from week to week.  So, stay tuned and I’ll serve up the first key strategy next week.

Till then, eat smart, live well and I know you’re going to look and feel great.

Dr. James Meschino
DC,MS, ROHP

Dr. James Meschino

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Dr. James Meschino, DC, MS, ROHP, is an educator, author, and researcher having lectured to thousands of healthcare professionals across North America. He holds a Master’s Degree in Science with specialties in human nutrition and biology and is recognized as an expert in the field of nutrition, anti-aging, fitness, and wellness as well as the author of numerous books.