Unhealthy habits can be tough to shake, and we beat ourselves up for lacking willpower. So let’s take it back to a core question: What can you envision?
Or, in other words, what do you want to be different about your health and life?
Many times, we don’t consider this question unless we have to change something in response to illness or injury. Then, with the plantar fasciitis, or the anxiety, or the new Type 2 Diabetes diagnosis, we pine for change. We want our health to be different. Right. Now.
Instead, what if we pause intentionally before the injury, before the chronic illness, and consider what we want? What if we get really really clear about what a life of optimal health and well-being would mean for us?
Or, if pain or disease already is present, what if amid that, we not only seek relief – but also a longer view?
So What Can You Envision?
First, grab a pen and paper. Then, take a look at the Wheel of Health.
In each area, what’s happening in your life now? What do you want? And what don’t you want?
What’s possible for you in each area?
By starting there and asking yourself some key questions, you can begin to craft a plan, envision yourself in better health, and take steps toward a life of optimal health.
When I first worked with a health coach, that’s where I began, and it helped me get unstuck. It’s also where I begin working with my coaching clients.
If you need support getting unstuck, or even taking the next steps forward after working through these questions, schedule a free discovery call to help you determine if coaching might be right for you.
Amy Hoogervorst is a national board-certified health and wellness coach, offering grace and space for a healthier you. She works with individuals and in groups to help people pause for a moment to focus on themselves, align their actions to what they want most, and create healthier habits that stick.