There’s an old parable that says you can’t fill a cup that’s already full.
When you are looking to change your health habits, you are not only struggling with adopting the requirements of the new habits, you are also struggling against the old version of yourself.
Your old habits.
Your old personality.
The picture that you have of yourself in your mind.
This picture defines you – but it’s more than that. This picture is also the picture that other people in your life have gazed upon for as long as you have been on this Earth. THEY have a picture in THEIR mind of you. They have a picture in their mind of HOW you should act. Of WHAT you should eat and what your dreams are.
This picture is sometimes the hardest picture to change.
Many women in my health coaching practice share stories with me of feeling a lack of support from family, spouses, and friends when they decide to change their behavior. I have explained to them that the reason is because of an image that spouses, partners, loved ones, and friends have in their mind of who you are and what you should be doing. It doesn’t mean that the new course of action and that the new behaviors you are embracing are wrong. It simply means that it’s going to take some time for those people in your life to adjust to the new picture of you.
So what about you?
Have you ever tried to get healthier and been met with resistance?
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With Much Love,
Dr. Kirsten Grant
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