Steph Prem chats physical and mental health

Apr 3

By Steph Prem, Founder and Head Trainer at Rise by Studio PP.

“Invest in yourself like you would in your business, and the business of others.”

I often get asked in my line of work, “how do I manage my work/life balance?’’ I observe and work with so many clients in relentless pursuit of this thing we all call ‘work/life balance’ – and I’m a strong advocate for the pursuit – but these days I call a spade a spade, and to believe that we can have perfect balance or equilibrium in our life all the time is false. Personally, I’m someone who’s lucky to say I genuinely love my work, which is satisfying.

In everything that I do, I always try to be good at it and ensure I enjoy it (it’s the annoying overachieving athlete in me). I enjoy my personal time, social time and my work time – they are all part of my life. But trying to be good at everything in every part of my life, all at the same time, can be hard (exhausting, actually).

I’m the first to admit I’ve been guilty of complaining about a lack of ‘balance’, itching for the weekend or a day off even, because I’ve allowed the work part of the balance see-saw to dip too heavily the wrong way. I’ve found the key is having a toolkit or collection of ‘life’ recipes or ‘health hacks’ to refer back to, to bring you back into balance.

My advice?

  • Start where you are and be OK with that. One of the best things you can do is resist the urge to compare yourself to others. Your health journey needs to be for YOU.
  • Set goals and intentions for all facets of your wellbeing, not just your physical health but also your mental, emotional, and spiritual health.
  • Consistency beats intensity every time. Implement regular manageable habits which have a positive impact on your wellbeing.
  • Accountability and routine are two of the biggest steps in taking ownership of your health. People usually see amazing results with a regular routine regardless of their level of motivation – commit to it and trust the process!
  • Focus on long term personal performance, not just superficial short-term gains. We all love a quick fix, but if it’s not sustainable it won’t stick.

101 Collins’ Wellness Portal has arrived at a pivotal moment in our history. Globally, we are all experiencing huge change, juggling greater levels of stress and mental health issues than ever before.

The importance of looking after our physical and mental health at the moment cannot be overstated. Finding a good routine now, will set us up to better cope with the coming months, and in eventually adjusting back to a new sense of normal.

RISE by Studio PP continue to offer virtual fitness classes to 101 Collins’ customers. Click here to view online class passes and membership options.

If you would like to speak to one of our expert trainers to arrange a one-on-one Wellness Consultation, contact our studio manager, Carmen via phone on 0436 417 687 or email at rise@101collins.com.au.

This article originally appeared on A Conscious Collective.

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