Georgina, is the founder of A fat lot of good. She lives with her three children. Each week, she writes about the sense—and nonsense—of life.
In a time where we are looking for tailored courses to take a wellbeing dream from idea to exit, all that glitters is not gold. Getting the right education, the right support and joining a community of like-minded people will make all the difference in your first years of launching into the wellbeing culture whether at work or as an individual. Doing this helps you to avoid the common mistakes by learning healthy strategies that actually work. Trying to work it all out yourself through trial and error can often lead to a waste of time, energy and lead to the shaky path of apathy.
Is it right for me?
The chances are you have a great idea of what you like and now you’re ready to identify and source those practical steps that turn wellbeing into a reality. What is it that makes such a huge difference to your personal success?
Making a difference
It must be something that is you enjoy taking part in, that at times helps others and can make a difference.
Hopes and Dreams
One that makes you feel positive about the future and determined to do well. One that can make things happen.
One that identifies and draws out what you are good at and allows you to feel good about yourself. Not being afraid to be an individual.
Education and Work
An education or work that you like, that is right for NOW and allows you to feel on track.
One that allows you to get your point across and handle even when you have strong feelings. Having a hearing of other people and understanding of their views.
Choices and Behaviour
One that identifies a value of the self and friends.
What do I need?
Regardless of how passionate you are about your hopes, the community you place yourself within will decide whether its a personal success.
Lets call it your list of ‘wants’ whilst within a state of flourishing. Those that involve a sense of personal fulfilment within a shared moral framework.
- A process that stays involved in your life, one that places importance upon you.
- An embedded programme that works hard on matters that relate to you.
- A core message that allows you to enjoy the time that you spend it yourself, that leaves you feeling supported
- A journey that is always a part of your life
If you could see, taste, hear, smell, feel wellbeing, what would you see?
Traditional education models deliver the content and expect that you go and implement alone. A flipped self learning model is different, it allows you to watch content and then spend your time implementing the tactics and creating action plans, it is a mindful dynamic process and one to be applauded.
In a time where we experience unprecedented stress, unhappiness, psychological, physiological and physcosocial disturbance it is important to remember that we all have a choice. The question of do we ignore or do we lead ourselves to action and acknowledgement?
In an environment of ‘consumerised’ self care following our bodies internal rhythm and instinct is important, asking ourselves what would 100% healthy look like to US and where do OUR values lie.
Here punts the question of what is health & fitness? One would hint to ‘the optimal function the mind and body alongside adaptation to our environment’ where stable health requires the continuums of:
a) Realistic goals
Taking on more roles and activities relevant to the life changers can unquestionably leave you swamped, it therefore must be a reflective undertone to the season of your life. One that promotes what is available to the now, for achievement, personal gratification and to the help of others.
For all those that deliver, execute and arm as teachers in the wellbeing game, be sure to help your client decide of their capacity to take on extra wellbeing tasks. For our great loves and musings can all too often become counterproductive. This business is about a moral compass, self reflection, self investment and learning to connect with the self and not a consumerised buy in.
Those things that can really help to boost our mental wellbeing: CONNECT – connect with the people around you: your family, friends, colleagues and neighbours. Spend time developing these relationships. BE ACTIVE – you don’t have to go to the gym. Take a walk, go cycling or find the yoga mat. Find an activity that you enjoy and make it a lifetime habit. GIVE TO OTHERS – even the smallest act can count, whether it’s a smile, a thank you or a kind word. BE MINDFULL – be more aware of the present moment, including your thoughts and feelings, your body and the world around you. Some people call this awareness “mindfulness”. It can positively change the way you feel about life and how you approach challenges.
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Who am I? I am a 42 year old mother, certified fitness strategist and Health and Wellbeing lecturer.
I build education ventures where I have a team whom thrive to build communities on a quest to live meaningfully and light. Into 2017 we offer a growing catalogue of events, trainings and courses as fitness, health and nutrition experts that teach self ownership.
Building conscious individuals is my passion, and I have been doing that in my fitness career for more than 12 years, making the very best and questioning the why and truths to wellness and vitality.
My greatest passions are helping women end conflict and disconnection with their bodies and the spaces they inhabit. With my unique process and a customised approach, I help women discover the forgotten pockets of their own spirit. Creating beautiful group experiences in addition to private one-on-one sessions. I am a passionate wellbeing speaker and a lecturer in the UK fitness qualification industry where I can be found co-leading workshops in gorgeous places around the coast of sussex. Together we laugh, we cry, we entertain, challenge and inspire.