Healthy Lifestyle Philosophy

What’s Important to You?

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I was driving home last night and the John Tesh show was on the radio.  I hear a lot of interesting things on this show – some that I agree on and some that I don’t.

Last night he shared a strategy used by Dr Phil to help people align their lives with their priorities.  So often we say that something is important to us, but get sidetracked with other things when the time comes to do something about it.

John Tesh shared this simple Dr Phil system to make sure you’re allocating time to your priorities and not procrastinating:

  1. Make a list of the top five things in your life (your priorities – include you biggest wants and desires here too)
  2. Keep a journal of how much time you are spending on all your activities each day, for one week.  For example if you were at the gym for 30 minutes write “Exercise: 30 minutes”.
  3. At the end of the week work out the average amount of time that you are spending on your activities.
  4. Compare this with what you said that your priorities were in the beginning of the week.
  5. Make changes accordingly.  For example, if time on Facebook or e-mail was not a priority that you listed, schedule certain times in the day to work on those things and close the windows the rest of the time.

If you are a procrastinator, you may also enjoy this blog post from John Tesh’s website:


Cheers to your good health!


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Author: Chantell

Have you been wanting to make a healthy change but didn't know where to start? Well, you've found it. My mission for my counseling practice is to improve the health of those who never realized quite how important it was before. I want to show the path to those who might have wanted to find it,but got so lost with all the information out there that they didn't know where to look. You deserve to be healthy and happy - all it takes on your part is a decision to make it happen and to have a good support system in place.

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