We’re approaching the time of year where many Americans set New Year Resolutions, especially around their health. Some of the most common resolutions include losing weight, getting fit, feeling better, having more energy, getting more and better sleep and in general, taking better care of themself. Most people fail. Sorry. That’s the reality. Change is hard and it’s especially hard to do by yourself. Here are what I consider the 3 C’s of Change.
Curiosity – be curious about everything, even if you think you know a lot about something. If you approach the same thing with a beginner’s eye, you see new and different things. Being curious opens you up to change by learning new things but most importantly, learning and creating awareness about yourself.
Courage – one definition of courage is “mental or moral strength to venture, persevere, and withstand danger, fear or difficulty.” I love this definition because, yes, change is hard. It is difficult. It is scary or fearful. But it is worth it! It could literally save your life. Taking the step towards change takes courage. Be proud of yourself!
Compassion – be kind to yourself during the journey of change. Your beliefs, what you eat, how you move, sleep, deal with stress are habits that probably took years to develop. It’s the rare individual that can change overnight. The bigger the change, the longer it will take to change so give yourself some grace and kindness.
As healthy and vibrant as we want to be for ourselves and for others, it can be overwhelming to understand “why” and therefore difficult to make changes. As a Health Coach, I view myself as a “change agent”. I have helped people with any number of health challenges and goals, from restarting an exercise regimen to reducing stress, managing diabetes losing weight or attaining time management skills. I provide a safe space to explore, listen deeply, and help my clients narrow in on what’s really going on and why it matters. From there, I help identify strategies for making change, provide support, encouragement, accountability and celebrates progress along the way.
Don’t wait until later to start your health journey. Reach out for your free consultation.