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Breaking Through Wellness Barriers

A Guide to Embracing Your Best Self, Seriously.

In the hustle and bustle of daily life, our wellness journey often takes a back seat. It's not because we lack the desire to improve our health, but because obstacles and challenges seem to tower over our best intentions.

At Odd Balls, we understand these struggles firsthand—not just in creating a snack that's as nutritious as it is delicious, but also in embodying the resilience and commitment it takes to live well. As a cancer thriver, the wellness journey and it's challenges can seem insurmountable at times. (Read our Thriver's Guide to Exercise post)

Yoga retreat in mountains.
Everyone's wellness journey is unique to them.

This guide is for anyone who's ever felt stuck, overwhelmed, or unmotivated on their path to wellness. It's for "Joe Six-Pack" who just can't get down to 5 beers a day...

Let's explore together how to break through these barriers and make wellness a joyful and integral part of our lives, rather than just another chore.

Wellness Barrier 1: The Time Crunch

Life's pace seems to only quicken, and finding time for wellness activities can feel like trying to squeeze juice from a dried-up lemon. Yet, the essence of wellness is not in grand time-consuming gestures (like reading this blog) but in the simple, consistent practices we embed into our daily routines (like eating Odd Balls😉).

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There's always enough time for wellness. It's non-negotiable.

We all have the same amount of time. It's how we choose to use it that separates those of us that do, from those of us that don't.

Regardless of work or other responsibilities, the onus is on YOU.

Action Steps:

  • Prioritize with Precision: Choose one small wellness activity you can commit to daily. It could be as simple as swapping a sugary snack for something more nutritious, walking for 10 minutes during lunch, or drinking a glass of water before your morning coffee. Start small and work up. Wellness doesn't have to be 8,000 meter peaks or marathons. Keep it simple.

  • Efficiency Overhaul: Look for activities that kill two birds with one stone. Listening to an inspiring podcast while walking, for example, can feed both your body and mind.

  • Non-Negotiable: Treat it like you would a doctor's appointment, or picking your kid up from school, or a meeting with "le toilet". Your wellness is an appointment you cannot miss, it's non-negotiable.

When's the last time you missed a meeting with "le toilette"?

  • Never

  • Once when I was...