It is self evident that people who eat healthily, get adequate sleep and exercise regularly; enjoy increased levels of overall well-being and lower levels of stress & distress ! Most people agree with these three important steps to maintain better health and happiness, yet they report a number of barriers in being able to regularly action these positive behaviours.
In a 2014 article published by the Australian Psychological Society ( Inpsych, Dec2014,p22);
The following percentage of the surveyed population identified these listed points below as the major reasons they were derailed from their health and happiness goals.
63% Unexpected life events
61% Too Expensive
60% Lack of time
51% Family demands
48% Work Demands
32% Lack of Knowledge
It is likely multiple combinations of these factors have derailed even the best of us from time to time. These periods of relapse and challenging times are precisely the opportunity to engage professional help and tap into the tools of advanced positive psychology and motivation.
Utilising powerful tools and strategies for crisp clear thinking and concrete goal setting is an exciting way to trump our occasional health & happiness barriers.