get your goals lined up with your asthma symptoms
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of a Canadian leading research based pharmaceutical company. All opinions are 100% mine.
The other day I talked about how difficult it can be to benefit from the power of breath if you suffer from asthma. The symptoms of asthma will touch all areas of your life, from mental health to going on adventure, if you don’t have your asthma properly controlled.
So today I want to shift gears a little bit and look at how we can use goal setting to inspire and motivate those who suffer to fully control their asthma. I’m looking particularly in your areas of health and adventure.
Before you start working on setting your goals when living with asthma, it’s a good idea to check-in with yourself and understand how you are at controlling your symptoms. Use the 30 Second Asthma Test. It’s a great tool for getting a better picture at how asthma is playing a role in your life. Take good note of your test results; we’ll come back to those in a moment.
Then, as usual, start with your vision. What do you want your life to look like in 10 years? What impact does your asthma play in this vision? Asking yourself ‘the usual’ questions alongside specific inquiries related to your health will help you find a clear picture to where you need to do the most work.
With that clarity, begin pulling out your 10-year goals. What do those goals look like when your asthma is fully under control? Do you have running goals in your health area? Do you want to go backpacking for adventure? The possibilities are endless when you have a clear understanding of your asthma symptoms thanks to the 30 Second Asthma Test. Repeat this for your 5-year goals.
The work comes with your 1-year goals. Look back at your test results and see where asthma is affecting your life the most. Book some time with your doctor to talk about your symptoms. Together, you will come up with a plan as to how you can control your asthma, and rock those 5-and-10-year goals.
As with all your other goals, be sure to share your goals to control your symptoms with friends and family. Let them know where you struggle the most, and where you want to be down the road. They’ll help you get there, and you’ll be breathing clearly whether you’re working up a sweat or living in adventure.