So, you have been thinking about losing weight, exercising more, or making other lifestyle changes to improve your health. Now what? How do you get started? Often I hear, “I know what to do, but I really don’t want to” or “I don’t want to stop having fun.” Coming at change from this place rarely works.
I believe there is a hidden gem in looking at change in a very different way. If we move away from what we think we should do and instead head towards what truly moves us, we’re more likely to follow through. One of the very first questions that I ask my clients is, “What do you really love to do?” Not what you do every Saturday because it has become a habit, but what touches your soul?
So many of us are swept up by our responsibilities at home and work that it is easy to lose sight of the answer to this question. Is it reaching the lookout on a long hike? Playing guitar? Swimming at midnight? I can tell we hit upon something when my client’s face lights up as s/he describes it. Whatever it is, that feeling of true connection can hold answers and can lead to a clearer vision of where you want to go.
What do you deeply love to do? The answer to this question carries so much power and potential for developing your path to improved health and well being.