Our actions are frequently a reflection of our values or priorities. So if what we do is unhealthy; smoke, over-eat, don’t exercise, etc, that is also a reflection of how much we value ourselves or how much of a priority we believe we are in our lives.
As I write this I realize what a dangerous, confrontational statement that is to make. I realize that it make me uncomfortable even though that is the way I see it, so I can only imagine what impact it will have on people who don’t want to see it that way at all.
But it is what it is. We, generally, do what we want, at least as it pertains to our personal health. We all do things we know aren’t good for us. So how does “healthy lifestyle coaching” help any of that?
It starts with a willingness to look at our behavior. The words “willing health” are in the name of this site for a reason. If we are unwilling to deal with what affects us most directly and most personally we will never have good health. We are literally willing ourselves in or out of a healthy life.
Over the course of my forty-something years I have had realizations that something had to change in order for my life to reflect my values. If you’re experiencing this is in your life I encourage you to call me. Having an impartial person reflect back to you what they see in contrast, sometimes, to you what you say, can help you see what you need to focus on. This is the beginning of all sustainable life changes and all you need to do is be willing to begin.