A is for ACTION

Cognitively, most of us know what we SHOULD be doing to stay fit and well. And often it sounds easy…. But taking ACTION is haaaaaard.

Thanks to Aneta Pawlik @anetakpawlik for making this photo available on Unsplash 🎁

A year ago, I decided I wanted to be a better swimmer. I can swim, but I doubt I’ve improved since I stopped taking lessons at age 10. I think all my kids can swim faster and further than me.

So, I bought a new pair of swimmers.

I talked about going swimming.

I bought a new pair of goggles.

I planned what day I would start.

I missed my start day.

I decided to wait until after Christmas.

I missed my next start day.

I talked some more about swimming.

I imagined how strong my arms would get.

I pictured how good it would feel to beat my son at a swimming race (nothing wrong with a bit of healthy competition).

You know what I didn’t do?

I didn’t go swimming.

And now here I am, a year later, still thinking about how cool it would be to be a stronger swimmer.

Taking action is the hardest part. You need to dig down into WHY you really want it.

Instead of procasti-shopping, just. get. started.

Instead of planning to start when the moon and stars are perfectly aligned, just. get. started.

Instead of coming up with all the reasons why right now isn’t the best time, just. get. started.

I spend a lot of time coaching my clients on how to make lasting, sustainable change. Changes to diet. Changes to sleep habits. Changes to their environment. We dig down deep into WHY they want to change and HOW they can do it. And then I hold them to it.

If this is something you could do with some help with, book an appointment and let’s get some changes happening.

I’m off to go for a swim. Actually, maybe I need a new towel 🤔

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