If I woke you up out of a sound sleep to serve you breakfast at 230, what would your reaction be?
Would you be angry, bewildered and annoyed or joyous, appreciative and enthused?
Well, the answer will vary greatly based on context.
If it’s in the middle of a stressful workweek, most likely upsetting but if on a plane to Italy with a 6 hour time difference, mostly welcomed.
This simple analogy also applies to the process of improving your health.
If the context for improving your health is a result of a bad doctors report, your action plan will fundamentally be rooted in fear and the enjoyability and sustainability of your efforts will be jeopardized, to say the least. It’s difficult to derive joy out of things when you feel like you have to do them (doctor’s orders).
If the context for improving your health comes by way of taking a long, hard look at yourself in the mirror and becoming accountable to and righteously with yourself because you know you can do better, your approach will be fundamentally rooted in love and your efforts will flow from a space of generosity, resilience and worthiness.
While context is everything, taking initiative with regards to improving your health is always a choice nonetheless.