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Wellness Mapping

Here is an interesting health coach / life coaching tool helpful in prognosticating your future health. The purpose of any life coaching tool is to create awareness, and the ensuing impetus to cause someone to make positive changes in their life. Demosthenes proclaimed, “Nothing is easier than self-deceit.” Very often, the future consequences of what you are doing today begins with the fact that you are believing things to be true that are not true. Why do we do that?

Those who eat too many of the wrong foods are contributing to a future health problem, but the joy of the moment overshadows the consequence of the future. It does not seem to matter. Those who smoke too much or drink too much go on making these poor choices year after year after year… because it doesn’t seem to matter. But the pain and regret of these errors in judgment have only been delayed for a future time. Consequences are seldom instant; instead, they accumulate until the inevitable day of reckoning finally arrives and the price must be paid for our procrastination and poor choices—choices that didn’t seem to matter. Smarter to get a bearing on one’s current and past health to better see the future with Life Mapping.

Here is how you do it; simply determine how healthy you are on a scale of 1 – 10 in each of these five essentials areas of life that support true health. They are:

  1. Proper Nutrition (__) 
  2. Proper Fitness (__)
  3. Proper Rest (__)
  4. Positive Mental Attitude (__)
  5. Proper Nerve Supply (__).

Then total your score out of 50 and divide it by 5 to get your score out of 10. That is your present, so repeat this going back every 5 years of your life, be honest now, and then plot the graph (see chart).

You will see a story line of your life’s health and by following that line into the future you can predict how well you are doing. If the results of this process alarms you or raises serious concerns about where you are taking yourself, then GOOD!. That is called making the Past perfect in the Present and therefore offering yourself a more perfect Future. Take a moment to think that last sentence through a few times because it is really true and a powerful self-help tool.

Yours in Life,

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