How do I tip the scales?

Sometimes you have to choose

In the last few months I have been struggling to learn how best to help certain clients. I have thought back on each situation and looked for commonalities. I am a big believer that one of the most helpful things you can do in your life is look for patterns. If they are good ones embrace them and if they are bad you find a way to break them. This is the pattern I see so frequently:

  1. There is a bad news of some sort. A new high weight achieved, a close family member is ill, or a scary diagnosis from a doctor.

  2. Immediate action is taken! Join a gym, throw out all the junk food, contact a nutritionist.

  3. A few days go by, things no longer seem so urgent.

  4. Back to the where we started

  5. Again there is a bad news of some sort. A new high weight achieved, a close family member is ill, or a scary diagnosis from a doctor.

  6. Immediate action is taken! Join a gym, throw out all the junk food, contact a nutritionist.Changes are made in our lives, we vow to do better.A few days go by, things no longer seem so urgent.

  7. Everything takes too much effort. Annoyance develops that it is not easier, why do you have to put so much thought into it?

  8. Back to the where we started

As a counselor it frustrates me that I cannot develop a skill to break through the first time around. As a person who has made permanent changes to my life it hurts me because I know how much better it will be on the other side of the effort.

Have you made significant changes in your life? What helped you cross that line between sorta kinda maybe going to do it to full steam ahead?

Any Thoughts?

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