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Motivation: The Heartbeat of Your Wellness Journey

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Welcome to the McNab Wellness blog, where we explore the art and science of health and wellness coaching. Today, we're diving into the essence of what keeps us moving forward in our wellness journey: motivation. Understanding and harnessing motivation is crucial, as it's the driving force behind making lasting changes in our health and lifestyle.


What is Motivation?

Motivation is the internal energy that drives us to take action. It's influenced by a mixture of our personal values, desires, and needs. In the context of health and wellness, motivation is what propels us towards adopting healthier habits, whether it's choosing nutritious foods, committing to a workout routine, or prioritizing mental health.





Types of Motivation

  1. Intrinsic Motivation: This comes from within. It's the joy of eating a healthy meal because it makes you feel good, not just because it's good for you.

  2. Extrinsic Motivation: This is driven by external rewards, like losing weight to fit into a desired outfit.

Understanding the type of motivation that works best for you is a key step in your wellness journey.


Finding Your 'Why'

Your 'why' is the foundation of your motivation. It's the deep-rooted reason that fuels your desire to make a change. It could be anything from wanting to play with your kids without feeling out of breath, to managing a health condition, or simply wanting to feel better in your own skin.


How to Discover Your 'Why':

  • Reflect on what really matters to you.

  • Think about past attempts at change, what worked, and what didn't.

  • Consider the deeper reasons behind your wellness goals.



Setting SMART Goals

SMART goals are Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time-bound. They transform vague ambitions into clear, attainable objectives. For example, instead of saying, "I want to get fit," a SMART goal would be, "I aim to walk 30 minutes a day, five days a week, for the next month."


Building a Support System

You don't have to do it alone. A strong support system, whether it's friends, family, or a wellness coach, can provide encouragement, advice, and accountability. Remember, it's okay to seek help and share your journey with others.


Embracing the Journey

Wellness is a journey, not a destination. There will be ups and downs, successes and setbacks. Embrace each step, learn from your experiences, and remember that every small change adds up to significant progress over time.


Motivation in health and wellness is deeply personal and ever-evolving. At McNab Wellness, we understand the complexities of motivation and are here to guide and support you through your unique journey. Remember, the heart of your wellness journey is your own motivation - nurture it, understand it, and let it lead you towards a healthier, happier life.


Thank you for reading our blog. Stay tuned for more insights and inspiration from McNab Wellness. If you have any questions or need personalized guidance, feel free to reach out to our team of expert health and wellness coaches. Let's embark on this journey together, with motivation as our compass.


McNab Wellness is dedicated to empowering individuals to achieve optimal health and wellness. For more information on how to integrate the six pillars of lifestyle medicine into your life, visit our website or contact us today.


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