I often marvel at how little people want to spend on their wellness, yet how much they will spend on other lifestyle activities. While, yes, our services are more than a big-box gym or a large class company, there is value in spending more on a holistic program centered on creating lasting change for greater health and wellness.
1. You’re putting more money toward the “fix” than the “solution.”
Are you spending more on your health insurance than you are on your wellness? Are you spending more on the “fix” rather than investing in the prevention of illness? As a country, we spend a whopping 95 percent of our health care costs on medical illnesses, while we spend a mere five percent on our wellness, a preventative measure for potential illness or injury. A holistic approach to wellness can go a long way in preventing visits to the doctor. We don’t seem to question the cost of a top-notch physician, so why do we hesitate when shopping for a stress or sleep management program?
2. Investing in wellness reduces your risk of future injury.
Knowing that you can significantly reduce your risk of future illness and injury by investing in a wellness practice now, you would certainly shift your values when it comes to what you choose to spend your hard-earned money on.
3. Your expenditures don’t reflect what you actually value.
If you looked at your monthly expenditures, would they reflect what you deeply value in life? Are you – and your health and wellness – a value in which you invest regularly?
“A value is a way of being or believing that we hold most important. … We walk our talk—we are clear about what we believe and hold important, and we take care that our intentions, words, thoughts, and behaviors align with those beliefs.”
4. When it comes to wellness, what you spend money on currently doesn’t bring you true joy.
This is a deeper consideration of our “why” and purpose in life. Centering ourselves and spending our time – and resources – on what matters most brings a new joy, lightness, and clarity to our days. So, when it comes time for you to think through what you want from your wellness, start first with what you value most, what brings you joy, and what makes you feel the best in your body and mind.
5. You may be ignoring crucial wellness elements in favor of quick fixes.
I’m sure (based on your interest in this article) you are investing money, time, resources, thoughts, and energy toward making better lifestyle choices. Yet, you may be ignoring other important elements. Some of the things you may be ignoring include sleep, stress management practices, quality movement, using food as fuel, calendar management, menopause management, and even mindfulness. The alternative to spending lots of money on the latest “fitness” fads and programs is to discover the benefits of working with an expert to craft a personalized holistic wellness plan. The benefit of this kind of plan is that you not only meet your weight, size, and body image goals, but you feel more connected to your purpose in life – as well as supported and cheered on!
So, instead of continuing to feed the billion-dollar diet and fitness industry, take charge of your wellness. Get off the roller coaster that’s designed to make you feel out-of-control and constantly needing more fixes.
Build a strong foundation, with a holistic approach, from an expert.
Like a house built on sand, if the foundation of our wellness is not part of our plan, no diet or exercise program will get you where you want to be in a lasting way. No amount of money thrown at quick fixes could bolster the foundation you truly need.
If you’re ready to take the reins of your wellness and invest in the life and body you’ve always wanted, I invite you to join one of my last three slots in my lunchtime small group Concierge program! If interested, reach out to us and we will schedule a free 30-minute consultation to see if it’s right for you. You can also purchase my MASTER Menopause NOW! 5-Module Course. In this comprehensive and transformative course, I teach each spoke of my Wellness Wheel that makes up the foundation of the best wellness practices. These spokes have helped my clients achieve the fitness and wellness they have always dreamed of. Don’t wait, prioritize your wellness today!