Feel overwhelmed at times? Maybe its time for a daily de-stressing session....

Here's another one of the 26 habits / experiments we practise within our Team E1N Coaching Programme.

If you need to build in some tranquility in to your life and you'd like to be part of my coaching programme in the future, please send me an email so we can discuss what you'd like to achieve.

Committed to your health,
Coach Ben
Email: ben@every1nutrition.co.uk

Difficult-Difficult, Difficult-Easy : What We Can Learn From Lobster About Stress

Caught sight of this one minute vid and it reminded me of a lesson within our Team E1N coaching programme called 'Difficult-difficult, difficult-easy'.

We all know that getting out of your comfort zone sucks, but it’s where we learn, grow, and feel good about what you accomplish. And there are actually two levels of discomfort: -

Difficult-easy is stuff you do that feels hard but at least it’s familiar. Like grinding away at a job you hate. Making everyone else happy but yourself. Going on diet after diet, trying so hard to make it work. Smashing yourself in the gym (and then getting injured).

Difficult-easy takes a lot of effort but it’s ultimately pointless. You don’t really go anywhere or learn anything. And it's an easy trap for any of us to fall in to.

Difficult-difficult is the stuff that's truly challenging. Like letting go. Or being vulnerable. Asking for help. Trying something new. Taking a leap into the unknown.

Difficult-difficult is something most of us avoid... but it's where TRUE GROWTH lies.

So what's the easiest way to find your difficult-difficult? Try answering these questions: -

> What have I been avoiding? What freaks me out to even think about?

> What is MY Opposite Day? In other words, what is the complete opposite to what I normally do and obviously isn't working?

Now watch the video if you haven't already......I think lobsters have got their difficult-difficult nailed down!

On your side,
Coach Ben
Email: ben@every1nutrition.co.uk

Why does getting in shape have to be so serious? Share this with someone who also likes rolling down hills or could do with more practise....

Ok, going for a roll with your daughter screaming with delight might not be everyone's cup of tea.

But we were together, outside and having fun (rolling myself back up the hill was much harder!).

So let's all get out there this weekend. Moving a bit faster for a bit longer than we normally do.

I'm standing against the constant fitness industry threats of 'do this or you'll never be healthy' which are just wrong and single minded (usually to sell you a meal plan or a new diet fad or a training plan which will work for 5% of the population).

Doesn't have to be that way. Make things fun for a happy and healthy life.

Find things which will help you become the person you want to be (even dream of being) and that you enjoy - do more of that stuff. 

Find every little successful step forward you make and celebrate it. Be consistent. Be sustainable. Be you.

Please share your success stories below, would love to hear them....

And don't forget to share this with someone who also likes to bring the fun or could do with a pick me up!

See you soon,
Coach Ben
Email: ben@every1nutrition.co.uk