Why is it so hard to stay Consistent When it Comes to Our Health?
Everyone has been there, you set out to make a lifestyle change that you know you need, only to find that 2 weeks later you aren’t doing it anymore….I understand, I have been there too.
So the question is, “why is it so hard to make consistent change?”
Many of the women that we work with us seek our care because they don’t feel well and nothing seems to be working. They want to make a change but they can’t stick to it. They think they know what they need to do to get better but they just can’t seem to do it!
Most of us have a good idea of the end point that we want:
We want to enjoy good health, lose weight, have boundless energy, and maintain great relationships with our friends and family. However, these big goals often sabotage the steps that we need to take to get there! Healthy habits, weight loss, hormone changes, sleep patterns…all of these goals take time to achieve. The problem is that we often let our desires drive us to try and solve our entire problem all at once instead of starting small.
So the question is, how do we make these sustainable changes that will get us to our big goals!?
So, what is the key to make sustainable change?
#1 Make small steps toward your larger goal
This means that you have to implement small changes first and repeat them until they become automatic. It is a step-wise process that is built on over time.
In addition, the steps may not be the same for everyone. Maybe there are hormone imbalances that need to be addressed, nutrient deficiencies that need to be supported, lifestyle changes that need to be put in place. If these essential pieces are not addressed in the right order then it will leave you feeling unmotivated and bring you back to where you started.
#2 Identify your barriers to change
In order to make changes that stick you need to work on your mindset as well as the action itself. You need to identify what has held you back in the past and what type of motivation works for you. In addition to what reasonable time you have in your schedule to allot to the change you want to make.
#3 Have great support
Having someone to be accountable to can make a huge difference when you are first trying to form a new habit. Most of us are externally motivated, therefore checking in to someone or having a way to monitor consistency and progress helps us to stay consistent!
At Health Over All we noticed this too often. Women would come to see us tired, emotional, unhappy with their bodies, unhappy with their relationships, and turned off. We would start a plan with them and they would stick to it for a few months and feel great, and then fall off. We realised that they were missing the steps. The bite sized goals and actions that it takes to make a lifestyle change. This is why we started Well Woman Assessments.
We offer a free Alignment Call with one of our team members to find out more about our programs and how they can help you achieve your health goals.
Book your free Alignment Call HERE to find out how you can work with us.
Dr. Lisa Maddalena, ND