Last week we raised the issue of how people can refine their skills of self-management to better adopt and adhere to desired lifestyle change. As it turns out adopting a more physically active lifestyle is not that hard. Adhering to this change over a long enough period of time to see the benefits and to truly make the behaviour a habit is much more challenging.
The first skill in managing your own behavioural change is problem solving. As mentioned last week a clear definition of the real problems that seem to get in the way of your best intentions.
The second skill is that of decision making. When do you know when you have done enough exercise or activity? What equipment do you need to do the activity you chose? These any many more questions require some decisions and decision can best be made with the benefit of credible information. Municipal libraries, the university and the internet all can provide you with information that will assist in making good decisions. There is no lack of information available, but the consumer must be able to determine what information is credible and what is not – and there is a lot of questionable information in the world of physical activity and exercise.
Best wishes on managing your own activity program. You don’t have to take it seriously, only regularly.
Let me know if you need a hand. Always here to help.