You try to make changes but somehow they don’t stick.
How motivated are you and how important is the change to you?
Research shows for change to take place you have to be both motivated to make that change, and it has to be important to you.
On a scale of 0 to 10 where is your motivation? If you picked a 6 what made you pick that number vs. a 4? Reflecting where you are at can give you a bird’s eye view of what is going on. What might it take to go to a 7?
How important is that change to you? Does it have high importance or low?
Having a conversation with someone who knows Motivational Interviewing may be all that is needed to assess where you are at and how to get there.
Having compassion and empathy for where you are at is also important. Judgment and guilt don’t lead to lasting behavior change.
Recognize the lifestyle changes you are making and build upon that foundation. Turn up the volume on the positive voice in your head – it can lead the way for increasing motivation and importance is ways you never imagined would transpire.