We receive pressure to change from e-v-e-r-y-w-h-e-r-e.
Ponder this question, will changing be helpful in your life?
It may seem like a silly question, but not really when you unpack why you feel you need to change.
Is change expected of me? It is expected of me for the purposes of fitting in society? Are you intrinsically motivated to make the change?
How important is the change to you on a scale of 0 to 10 (0 being not important – 10 being extremely important), given everything that is going on in your life right now?
How confident are you about making the change on a scale of 0 to 10 (0 being not confident – 10 being extremely confident), given everything that is going on in your life right now?
How ready are you to make the change on a scale of 0 to 10 (0 being not ready – 10 being extremely ready), given everything that is going on in your life right now? Basically, are you ready to commit to changing now?
What are your reasons for making this change?
Is the change aligned with your personal values? Will changing move you closer to the eating behaviours, lifestyle behaviours and life you want to lead?
Are you eating for the right reasons?
Still finding it hard to know if changing is the right thing for you to do right now, complete this decisional balance.
Hopefully, by now you have made your decision, (if not, please reach out to me for some assistance), now own your decision, and move forward without regret or worrying about not changing and what people think. Go do the one thing you have wanted to do whilst being distracted on making this change.
You may need to take a dose of self-kindness for making the hard decision and for grieving for the loss of expectation.
Have you now found your motivation to change? For more support check out Achieve Your Nutrition Goal 5 Day Toolkit/Course.
For support, contact me, or if DIY is more your style, grab a copy of ‘30 Days to a Better Relationship With Food and Body’ ebook.