New thinking, new you
Flow happens when we’re completely involved in life and not applying pressure or will power to get ourself through. When we’re in flow, time doesn’t exist, we’re calm, at peace and engaged in life. Flow is the easy state of being. Flow can naturally happen at anytime or any where or we can consciously choose to go with the flow. Flow isn’t reserved for artists or composers, it can show up when we’re chopping vegetables, speaking with a friend or working on a project.
Flow is important to creating our health plan because taking care of our health should not be a chore or another to-do on the list that we need to push ourself to do. If it feels like a struggle, it’s not flow. Paying attention to the things that take energy up or down is fundamental to knowing when we’re in flow and getting into our health groove. Let’s use the NOTICE FLOW exercise (below) throughout the program to learn when we’re in flow and to go with our own flow.
The energy indicator
Energy is the indicator as to whether we’re on the right health path for you. Let’s observe our energy. What takes it up? What takes it down. Let’s use the OBSERVE ENERGY exercise (below) to see what takes our energy up or down.
How do we know when we’re in flow?
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TAKE TIME TO REFLECT IN YOUR JOURNAL:
- When were you in flow?
- What were you doing at the time?
- What does your flow feel like?
"I'm in flow when I cook"
Toni, Chicago, IL
"I'm in flow listening to good music"
Tom, Phoenix, AZ
"I'm in flow playing with my kids"
Dani, Tampa, FL
I'm in flow when I sing
Joy, Indianapolis, IN
"I'm in flow when I go for a walk"
My buddy tried to get me go mountain biking with him. He thought it would be good for me. I thought yeah, I could do that but inside it felt like too much effort., too much struggle. I don't want to struggle, I want to flow.
Ron, New Buffalo, MI
"The more I take care of myself, the more of my life is in flow"
Carol, Milwaukee, WI
"I'm in flow tinkering rather than thinking"
Bill, St Joseph, MI
Knowing where we’re at and what we want is the backbone of our success
YOU ARE HERE
Create a health plan
Health is fundamental to living our best life. Let’s understand where we’re at then get creative to design our best possible health program. Let’s check out YOU ARE HERE to assess where our health is at, where we want it to be and why we’re doing this.
Small steps, big change
Let’s commit to assess when we’re in flow and energized. Taking small steps regularly can make a big change. Read more about NEW THINKING for a healthier self.
Be our own best friend
How we think and speak to ourself affects everything we do. Let’s build our way to better health by reframing the problem, our thoughts and how we speak to ourself. Let’s be our own best friend in LOVE YOU.