Are you concerned about your health and fitness? Brisbane Psychologist Abra Garfield explains how to make getting active, easier!
You know how important it is but …
Are you finding that with age, you feel less energy and seem to be gaining weight?
Do you feel less motivated to try new things, and less inclined to exercise and seek out new social settings?
Wouldn’t it be great to become more active:
- pursuing a hobby
- spending more time with people
- getting fit
- overcoming injury
- or trying to simply improve your quality of life?
As a Sport Psychologist and life coach, I can help you create positive momentum towards your personal development goals.
Take time to look after YOU!
Challenging and fun activities, movement/exercise, socialising and getting out of the house all enrich our lives, creating energy and purpose in our life journey. But the modern grind, lack of finances and opportunity, injury, obesity, mental health problems and responsibilities/stress often lead us to sacrificing those “less important” parts of ourselves.
This is unfortunate because the humans are complex creatures, and require a diverse set of psychological needs (and fun!) to flourish. Our challenge is to create time and opportunities through our creative imaginative processes, and then set out a plan of attack to get active.
How a Psychologist can help
But goals alone only provide us with a map. With the help of a sport pscyhologist who specialises in goal getting and motivation, you can take the first, second and thousandth step into a more fulfilling lifestyle.
Exercise or movement is essential for optimum mental and physical health and growth. Challenging ourselves and stepping out of our comfort zone increases our motivation and self-esteem and adds excitement to life.
Being around people with a common goal helps us feel part of something bigger. We can overcome doubt, fear and lack of motivation – it’s tough but worth it once we begin to see how much more resilience and joy it produces.
You do not have to have a psychological disorder to come and work with a performance psychologist to get up and get active. While we are trained in sport psychology, the skills, techniques and knowledge can be transferred effectively to any important life goal.
If your doctor, counsellor, family or friends are encouraging you to try exercise, get more active or just get out of the house – and you know they have your best intentions and health in mind – but find you are struggling to motivated, please feel free to book a consultation with me. We can discuss how to derive long lasting motivation for your goals, create a plan, and take action to gain freedom.
Author: Abra Garfield, BPsych, MPsych (sport & exercise), MAPS; Medicare ATAPS provider.
Abra Garfield is an endorsed Sport and Performance Psychologist, with a passion for the outdoors and the human journey to find meaning and happiness. He has spent time as a sport coach, mentor, activity facilitator, and academic tutor, including travelling overseas with youth sport teams as a chaperone, coach, and counsellor, and finds it extremely rewarding to provide his clients, regardless of their background, with a safe place to talk.
Abra is the Principal Sport Psychologist and founder of Summit Performance Psychology. Visit the Summit Performance Psychology website to learn more or like us on Facebook to receive Summit Performance Psychology Articles and event updates.
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