Updated: Dec 18, 2022
Tis the season where you may envision a new year filled with health, wealth, and renewed energy as you start the journey towards the best version of yourself. For most people, past attempts to create movement toward positive change has left them confused, disappointed, and scattered with their general direction. You are not alone.
You may be confused about which health, career, or personal growth approach to choose in order to reach your goals in the upcoming year: Counting calories? More networking? More self-help books? Increasing exercise? Trying to minimize your stress? All of the above?
What you may need is a customized approach to transform your mental and physical health-inclusive of your past, present, and envisioned future. Here are 3 ways a Wellness Coach can help you start and maintain the momentum required for sustained positive growth.
“Change is inevitable. Growth is optional.” - John C. Maxwell
If you have tried to develop positive habits in the past, you might be able to relate to feeling frustrated, and overwhelmed. With so many new dietary trends, career progression techniques, and self-help books., Where do you even begin? Often the sheer amount of data leaves us trapped in analysis paralysis in trying to make the perfect decision versus just making a decision and moving towards action.
A Wellness coach can quell these feelings of being defeated and frustrated and replace them with momentum. The journey begins with a weekly coaching session where the coach guides you in making incremental movements towards positive change. The incremental part is vital as its in these small movements that we create momentum which creates confidence.
As you begin your journey towards the best version of yourself, you may experience some resistance, fear, push-back, and even inner conflict in making your new positive habits stick and transition out of the old automatic negative patterns and behaviors. Often this is subconscious, which makes positive change more challenging. Consequently, creating new positive habits is challenging for most and studies show many people unconsciously prefer to stick with what they already know, staying within their comfort-zone. This is why the majority of people (more than 80 percent) lose momentum and give up.
Working with a Wellness Coach coach can provide you with the space to see these challenging feelings and emotions as they come up. Through reflective inquiries your Wellness Coach will provide you with the ability to zoom out the feeling of being stuck and acknowledge your inner power and resilience from your previous experiences and accomplishments.
3. POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY
Lets face it, there are enough articles, books, and friends/loved ones telling us what is WRONG with us. Studies have shown that over 50% of people self-diagnose perceived mental and physical health issues without seeking a professional diagnosis. This can lead to overwhelm as we try to assess the mass amounts of data and opinions of the outside world.
Utilizing positive psychology, a Wellness Coach will work with you to find out what is going RIGHT in your life. You will then focus on the intrinsic values and motivations which drive the positive habits you already have. Once we are aware of what is already driving positive change in other aspects of your life, we will being to borrow and experiment those drivers in areas of your which you seek to grow. Positive psychology will start to make you believe in yourself and gain confidence in your abilities not because of outside forces, but rather because you will become aware of all the evidence which points to your already honed inner power to move towards positive change.
To learn more about how a Wellness Coach can help you start the journey towards the best version of yourself fill out the contract form below to book your free consultation. What do you have to lose?