First Steps are Memorable

In a fast moving world with multiple vices battling for our attention, we find it hard to make time to try new things. We all have a list of things we have wanted to do in the past, but never found the right time to do it. There is always an excuse of why we don’t try new things and why we stay in the cocoon of safety that can be found in the routine.

What happens when we change the cycle?

What happens when we break out of the cocoon?

Sticking with the analogy of the caterpillar, after a butterfly emerges, it doesn’t fly right away. It is fragile. It is trying to gain its bearings in a new world. Some butterflies are able fly quicker than others while some butterflies will seemingly remain motionless for an hour. When we try something different, We don’t always take off right away. We can be ill prepared, unsupported, or be unsure about what might happen and that uncertainty can stop us from experiencing life.

“The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”

                                                                                                -Lao Tzu

This blog is about taking that single step. To venture and dare to tackle tomorrow chore list. The find out what happens when you adopt the habits reserved for the healthy. The World Health Organization (WHO) defines health,

Is a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease of infirmity.”

World Health Organization 2020

I want to explore that definition of health more in the coming weeks and become a human guinea pig for the sake of breaking the mold. What are trends that we have heard are healthy, but never actually tried for ourselves. Time appears to be the biggest constraint we often find tethering us to routine. It is hard to experiment when it costs the most precious commodity that humans are allotted. What results­ am I going to see in a week and what health trends are actually worth it?

I’m sure you’re wondering what counts as “worth it.” Well, I will be taking on a series of health trends and judging them on a few categories.

  1. What was the biggest change/effects I noticed?
  2. What were minor changes/effects that occurred throughout the week?
  3. Was this health habit enjoyable?
  4. How can this health habit sustainable in the long term?

In the case of week one, the journey is going to begin with a literal single step. One of the most common health habits that we are taught it working out. Time to test this habit out. I am going to be spending at least 30 minutes working out at least four days this week and judging it accordingly.

Ready or not,

Life Willkomm.

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