Taking Personal Inventory: Identifying Next Steps

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As the season of Thanksgiving approaches, it’s not just the table that deserves our attention, but our inner selves too. Just like you’d count your blessings over a hearty meal, it’s crucial to take personal inventory—acknowledging where you are, so you can map out where you wish to go.

The Interconnectedness of Mind and Body

I’ve seen firsthand how the mind and body dance in symbiotic rhythm. During my 8 years as a Licensed Massage Therapist, Personal Trainer, and Health Coach, I’ve experienced the joyous feedback loop that kicks in when your physical and mental well-being are in harmony. This isn’t just about treating posture distortions or muscular tension; it’s about empowering you to create a life that makes your heart sing.

Dr. Huberman & Dr. Conti’s Revelations

An enlightening chat between Dr. Andrew Huberman, a Stanford Professor, and Dr. Conti, a psychiatrist, served as a fantastic affirmation for the essence of what we stand for at Happy Healthy Holistic. These thought leaders narrowed down two actions indicative of a peaceful, contented life: Agency and Gratitude. Let’s dig into these game-changers.

Agency: The Power of Taking Control

We all have the capability of exerting influence over our actions. This is what I encourage each client to harness—your innate ability to take care of yourself, to set yourself up for success in navigating your body’s complexities without leaning on me or anyone else.

Gratitude: The Soul’s Medicine

Imagine feeling grateful not just when life is smooth sailing, but even amid the whirlpools and storms. Sounds like a tall order, right? But when you cultivate gratitude, you navigate life with an inner peace that profoundly changes your day-to-day experience.

The Road to Expansion: Your Next Steps

So how can you incorporate Agency and Gratitude in your life, aligning it with your own unique needs and desires? The answer lies in taking personal inventory and identifying your next steps.

  1. Acknowledge Your Current State: Before planning any journey, you must know your starting point. Assess your physical and emotional well-being, your successes, and areas of improvement.
  2. Set Achievable Goals: Having acknowledged your current state, outline specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-bound (SMART) goals that resonate with you.
  3. Implement and Re-assess: Dive in and take action, constantly re-assessing and recalibrating your approach.

To a Life Unbound

Join me in the Core & Beyond program, launching this Black Friday, to further deepen your sense of Agency and infuse Gratitude into every fiber of your being.

To a Vibrant Existence,
Shantee Scheel

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