Walking 10,000 Steps a Day - How "What If" Helps You

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There are many ways to use what-if questions to help you to reach the goal of walking 10K steps/day.
Use what-if questions to inspire you.
For example, asking yourself "What if I were ten pounds lighter?" could inspire you from a weight-loss perspective.
Or asking yourself "What if I were enjoying the calm that comes from daily activity?" could inspire you from a distress/eustress perspective.
Use what-if questions to challenge you.
For example, if you are now walking 5K steps/day, asking yourself "What if I could walk 6K steps/day?" could challenge you to find simple ways to increase your daily total number of steps by 20%, which to most people seems very attainable as an incremental goal.
Or asking yourself "What if I could walk daily as far as my neighbor?" might get your competitive juices flowing.
Use what-if questions to address nagging concerns.
For example, asking yourself "What if my family does not like my new schedule?" could lead you to have a serious conversation with your family members about your health goals.
Or asking yourself "What if my boss does not like me leaving my desk at lunchtime?" could lead you to treat your "me" time as seriously as you treat your work commitments.
Use what-if questions to protect you.
For example, asking yourself "What if I am not eating correctly to sustain walking 10K steps/day?" could lead you to address your nutrition habits so that you neither run out of energy nor gain weight unnecessarily.
Or asking yourself "What if I have a weird gait?" could lead you to have your gait checked by an expert so that you wear shoes that will support you, not hurt you.
Use what-if questions to envisage a new you.
For example, asking yourself "What if I am unable to fit into that dress or pair of pants after reaching my 10K-steps/day goal?" could cause you to appreciate many other benefits of walking 10K steps/day and to understand that a new body size might not be in your immediate future -- but still could be in your long-term future.
Or asking yourself "What if I feel more energized?" could cause you to envisage lots of other activities that today you do not enjoy.
Use what-if questions to envisage healthier relationships.
For example, asking yourself "What if walking 10K steps/day gives me a calm that spreads to my relationships?" could make you look for complementary activities that calm you, too.
Or asking yourself "What if the energy that I get from walking 10K steps/day lets me find more time for my loved ones?" could make you see all sorts of residual benefits from a 10K-steps/day program.
Use what-if questions to find the best 10K-steps/day program for you.
For example, asking yourself "What if I made a list of how I like to learn?" could help you to find just the right program.
Or asking yourself "What if I could design a program that would match my personality AND my budget?" could let you quickly spot the best 10K-steps/day program for you.
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