May 21

5 Things Preventing You from Reaching Wellness

Written by Travis | posted in Fitness, Health, Motivation, The5 | 1 Comment

Talking with people about wellness gets me excited. The thing is, some people just want to talk about how great it would feel to be well. Then, they complain because they feel like an old tired, run-down Ford.

So, here are a few clippings of what may be preventing you from reaching wellness.

1. You Haven’t Decided You Want Wellness

It’s a simple step many people overlook. If you’re on the fence about finding wellness in your life, you’ll soon be upset because you’re not finding wellness. That last sentence may have seemed a bit odd as you read it, but if you’re not moving toward wellness, you’re moving away from it. Decide you want to feel good.

2. You Haven’t Taken Action

Do something today that moves you closer wellness. Think for a minute about authors. Books don’t write themselves, and writers don’t complete a book in just one hour. They work on it daily until they have a clean, edited book to reveal to the world. It’s no different with wellness, you must take action. Even a small action is better than none. Just take that action, today.

3. You haven’t Made Time For Achieving Wellness

Many people mistakenly believe because of  some 30 second commercials that you can transform your body in just a few seconds, or days. You cannot, but you can schedule some time to work at it daily. Then soon, you’ll be seeing and feeling the difference.

4. You’re Waiting For Someday

What would happen if you stopped waiting for someday, and started today?

5. You Believe In The Arrival Fallacy

Oh, this little thought monster stops most everyone before they even start. We get into thinking like this. Once I lose my love handles things will be great. Once I’ve paid all my bills, I’ll be happy. Once I get that promotion, I’ll have more time. Once I buy that new car, I’ll really be happy. The list goes on and on.

The truth is this; take pleasure in your journey. Once you “arrive” at where you want to be, there’ll be more goals, other things to do, and other problems to face. Be happy now, and enjoy your journey to wellness.

What other things do we sometimes do which prevent us from reaching wellness? Let us know in the comments.


Travis is a functional fitness and healthy living junkie that lives in southern Louisiana. I run this blog to give you down-to-earth advice on achieving peak health through functional fitness and healthy living. You can follow me on Twitter or contact me here.

One Response

  1. I guess you won’t gain anything if you’re not doing something. If you don’t start working out, live a healthy life nothing will really happen to.

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