Reimagining the Phrase “GO BIG”

“Going BIG” might mean taking a moment to park yourself on the sofa

Earlier this year on a work trip, I stumbled across this YouTube channel featuring the Norwegian Death Diving Championships on the hotel TV.

Basically, men and women hurl themselves off the highest platform of an outdoor pool, do a bunch of mega-tricks in the air, and land face down into the water. I was like, “This is awesome!” These kids were definitely setting a new bar for stunts. They were most definitely “Going BIG!”

But it’s not the only way to Go BIG.

We live in a time where out-sized personalities reign. We see this in our sports, our politics, and our entertainers. Humans have this innate drive to go bigger, louder, and faster than what’s been done before.

There are benefits to this, but when it comes to being healthy, I don’t know that the ego should be the driving force.

I’ll admit that on the surface, our BIGFOOT HEALTH team might contribute to this ego-driven mindset by asking you to “GO BIG!” for your health.

Grammatically speaking, the phrase is a command. Go to the edge on any activity you participate in. And then catapult right over the edge like a Norwegian Death Diver.

While each member of our team brings their own perspective to what “GO BIG” means, we share a common understanding that your journey to a healthy life is yours to define.

So let’s be clear. “GOING BIG” means something different for Doctors Mitchell, Woelffer, Blixt, and myself as it does for you.

So using this context, “GOING BIG” for you might mean:

  • Going backwards
  • Taking a hard left
  • Taking a nap
  • Standing in line without mindlessly scrolling through social media
  • Singing. Perhaps in the shower, your car … or when standing in line
  • Asking for help
  • Not knowing everything
  • Discovering the joy of walking
  • Having a quiet day
  • Having loud days to talk, joke, and laugh
  • Say “no” when you are too busy
  • Prioritizing your health

So rather than catapulting off a diving board (unless of course you want to), think of “GO BIG” as “GO YOU!”

Be the person that you want to be. The bar you set is your bar. That doesn’t mean you lower it. But as Dr. Blixt notes, perhaps it’s best to set your bar somewhere between perfection and giving up.

Go BIG! 🙂

Kevin

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Hello, Rhea here! I’ve been taking a rest in Duluth this weekend, which seems absolutely WILD to rest during these unpredictable times.The pandemic has thrown a lot of my plans into a loop, and from the beginning it felt like a constant fight to be busy, productive, and proactive at all of the tasks I need to do. However, the weekend surrounded by beautiful nature and clean air reminded me that it’s good to stop, breathe it all in, and take a break. I hope that all of y’all take some time today to go outside, enjoy nature, and most importantly REST!

Go BIG!

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✨Wellness Wednesday✨

Let this stand as a reminder to be kind to yourself because not every day is going to be amazing. It is perfectly fine to let yourself feel the emotions you feel when you are down because it is in dealing with these emotions that you make progress with your mental health rather than bottling everything inside. There is no one form of progress!

Go BIG!
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✨Wellness Wednesday✨

Love the world. Sounds like a simple statement, but it’s not. It requires choosing to embrace and love the difficulties in life. It involves believing in all the good in the world. It necessitates waking up every morning and choosing to love the world because it encapsulates so much life. It is in this that you will find happiness, so Go Big and choose to love the world and it just might love you right back.
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Try posting some of your favorite quotes, lyrics, and verses (like this one) around you as helpful reminders to be the best you can! Go big!
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✨Wellness Wednesday✨

The best way to start achieving your health goals is your mindset, the goals of striving towards the best that you can be! Of course, you may have days where that goal seems so far away. But it is POWERFUL to hold onto that thought in the back of your mind that says, “I can do this!” So remember that being healthy isn’t just about running a mile or eating your fruits and veggies, but also to take care of your inner health!

Go BIG!

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✨Wellness Wednesday ✨

With Valentine’s Day being last Sunday, we all know the importance of cherishing and caring for our loved ones. However, do we ever look at ourselves of our Valentine? Have we looked at our reflections in the mirror and only had negative thoughts? That’s why, at Bigfoot Health, we challenge you to start giving your love NOW to yourself, because you deserve it!
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As the late Nipsey Hussle once said “Hard work and dedication”, Consistency is key in pursuing a healthy lifestyle. To what ever you put your mind to stay dedicated! 💯 #gobig#Bigfoothealth#consistencyiskey🔑#dedication#practicemakesperfect#juggling#hardwork ...

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Don’t get stuck in the stillness!

Keep up with your hobbies, and don’t be afraid to try new ones! Studies show the abundant benefits to partaking in hobbies and having structured down time.

GO BIG and try something new today! It’s never the wrong time!

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Are you nervous about the COVID-19 vaccine? Wonder what getting vaccinated was like? If so, check out my interview with my sister, an amazing healthcare worker, on the Bigfoot Health blog (link in bio)! Go BIG! 💪

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