The beginning of the New Year is always the time for new resolutions, but statistics tell us, that most resolutions fail within the first month. One thing is certain: if you want to succeed you need a different approach.
So I am resharing this article from my LinkedIn newsletter where I analyse three common scenarios and what you can do to change the outcome.
1. You have an expensive gym membership that you never use.
How many of you sign up for an expensive health club that you barely use? And for how long has this been going on? And how much money have you wasted on an unused gym membership?
If this is you, then you know that you will never going to use it, unless you have a shift in your mindset or work out the challenges that prevent you from sticking to a fitness routine.
You don’t like going to the gym? Find something else you enjoy. There are many ways to fit in some exercise or natural movement even in a busy life, from walking to classes of different types. From tai chi to climbing, there are plenty of ways to fit exercise and movement outside a gym.
2. You will start yet another diet on Monday
And you know it is not going to work out because you have tried far too many in the past. Too many diets can mess up with your metabolism making it even more difficult to lose weight.
Change your mindset from diet to nourishment. When you give your body ( and mind ) the nourishment it needs, everything falls into place, and the extra weight will start coming off leaving you with heaps of energy and a sense of satisfaction rather than deprivation.
You can eat delicious food, and when you eat food that you enjoy healthy and nourishing food becomes a lifestyle and not a “diet” anymore.
And if your problem is emotional eating work with a coach to help you move on from emotional eating to a more attuned and happy relationship with food.
Notice how good your body feels when it is being nourished in a way it wants to be nourished”marc david
3. You keep on procrastinating until the situation is “right”.
How long have you been procrastinating? Months, 1 year, more than 1 year? You know that there will never be a “right” time, because something else will come up and you have to postpone again.
The more you procrastinate the more anxiety you will have, and the more anxiety you have the more you procrastinate. Change the paradigm, and instead of wait for the perfect moment, start when the moment is “imperfect”, and make it better.
Let go of perfection, and work towards progress.
Work with a coach
If you are still struggling with procrastination and not taking action to change your lifestyle, work with a coach to work out what keeps you stuck in your current situation and prevents you from making positive changes.
The results will pay off.
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