Maybe you’ve heard the saying, when the student is ready the teacher appears. I believe that when you are ready to make a lifestyle change everything you need will be provided. Including the motivation to maintain the change your desire.
I’m finding that when a client is really ready to lose weight, increase endurance, flexibility or strength, my job is easy. I’m able to be the guide along the path to better health and I get to partner with the client as they go on their personal journey. When the client isn’t ready, I become a drill sergeant who is making them do things they don’t want to do. Their only motivation to return is because they think it’s good for them. If taking care of yourself is a chore or has become a drudgery, consider that you may not be ready to experience real, lasting change.
This time of year is always slow in this business because people are not ready to begin yet. They think, I’ll wait till the New Year. I hate to be a bearer of bad news, but if you’re not ready to make the commitment today, you probably won’t be any more ready just because the calendar year changes. Today is really the only day you have to do anything. Yesterday is gone and tomorrow is always today when it comes. If you are not ready but would like to get to a place where you can take the actions necessary to make next year better than this year, here’s a few things you can do today.
The Little Things You Can Do Today
- Do an honest assessment of where you are today, physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.
- Determine what you want or need to change. Choose three things you can do differently and begin today.
- Prioritize the important things by making time for them on your calendar. Allocate money for them in your budget. Keep first things first.
Until Next Week,
Nicole D.P. McLaughlin, P.T.