In The Life Enhancement Project, we have been discussing courage, both big and small moments, and what it means. The Project is all of us in one place, addressing your individual mental, physical, and emotional needs. It was born from the COVID19 Crisis, in an attempt to address:
- Loss of job/income
- Gyms being closed
- Loss of social connection as we “socially isolate”
- Degradation of our health as we stay in more, and move less.
The Life Enhancement Project undertakes to:
2) Keep you in an exercise habit – vital for a healthy immune, disease prevention, mental health and resilience
3) Connect socially, safely
4) Address all aspects of your health, including self esteem, anxiety, nutrition, and MORE.
- Exercise it often. If you’re scared or nervous, then you are exercising courage to complete that activity. Every time you successfully navigate a situation that scares you it builds confidence.
- Accept anguish. Because sometimes you’ll fail, or your fears will materialise. This is okay!
- Courage is not invincible. Just because you learn to face your fears, doesn’t mean you’ll stop being afraid, sorry!
- Commit. Just to small steps, don’t overwhelm yourself, but one little pledge at a time will make a big difference to your quality of life, and the life you want to model to your children (THIS is powerful!)
- Look for the flashing neon sign. Or as we say, “listen to your body”. If you’re tired, rest, if you have energy, exercise. If you feel like crap, take a look at your lifestyle and make some changes! Our goal is to have each and every one of you bouncing out of bed everyday!
We are going to finish with a quote from Rollo May in his book “The Courage to Create”:
The acorn becomes an oak by means of automatic growth; no commitment is necessary. The kitten similarly becomes a cat on the basis of instinct. Nature and being are identical in creatures like them. But a man or woman becomes fully human only by his or her choices and his or her commitment to them. People attain worth and dignity by the multitude of decisions they make from day by day. These decisions require courage.
Day by day. Each one decision. Many will require discomfort, nervousness, and courage. As the gym junkies say “life begins at the end of your comfort zone”.