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Top 5 Mental Roadblocks to Health & Wellness

It's no secret that taking care of our health and wellness is important. You hear it everywhere, plus, maybe you've even felt the effects in your own life. But, it's not always easy. And it's definitely not easy to stick to.

I wanted to share these roadblocks with you so that you can become aware if you're experiencing them in your own life, and begin to work through them!


Sometimes, the biggest obstacles we face are not physical, but mental. Our minds are so smart and so powerful, yet if we're not working with our minds, they could be working against us.

Here are the top 5 mental roadblocks that can hinder your progress towards a healthy and fulfilling life:

  1. All-or-nothing thinking: This is the belief that you must be perfect in order to succeed. It's the idea that if you slip up or have a setback, you've failed completely. This type of thinking can be very damaging to your mental health and can prevent you from making progress towards your health goals. Instead, try to focus on progress, not perfection. Celebrate the small wins along the way, and don't let setbacks derail you. You can always start again!

  2. Self-doubt: This is the feeling that you're not good enough or don't have what it takes to be healthy and happy. Self-doubt can be a major roadblock to achieving your health goals. To combat self-doubt, try to focus on your strengths and the positive changes you've made in your life. Practice self-compassion and remind yourself that everyone makes mistakes and has setbacks.

  3. Lack of motivation: It's not always easy to stay motivated when it comes to health and wellness. When you're feeling unmotivated, try to focus on the benefits of a healthy lifestyle. Remind yourself of the positive changes you'll see in your body and mind. And as always, start with small, manageable goals to help build momentum and remind yourself that you CAN make changes!

  4. Comparison trap: It's easy to get caught up in comparing yourself to others, especially in the age of social media. But this can be a major roadblock to your health and wellness journey. Instead of comparing yourself to others, focus on your own progress and growth. Remember that everyone's journey is different, and it's okay to go at your own pace.

  5. Fear of failure: The fear of failure can be paralyzing, and can prevent you from even trying to make changes in your life. It's important to remember that failure is a natural part of the learning process. Instead of fearing failure, try to embrace it as an opportunity to learn and grow. Remember that every setback is a chance to learn something new and get back on track.

With awareness and practice, it is possible to break through these mental roadblocks. Remember to focus on progress, not perfection, practice self-compassion, and celebrate your wins along the way. With a positive mindset, you can achieve your health and wellness goals and live your best life.


Do you have other mental roadblocks you're currently struggling with? I'd love to know what they are so I can support you.

Share them with me anywhere you like to hangout! Instagram: @bewellwithsteph_


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You are worthy of living and capable of creating a healthy lifestyle you love. 🤍


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