Define “Hard”

We all do hard things every day. Life can be hard. Some of the things we do seem more difficult for whatever reason. A task that you find easy could seem hard to someone else and the other way around. Sometimes we don’t even notice how hard it was until it’s over. This makes “hard” tough to define.

Think about the most difficult, challenging thing you’ve ever done. Something major like raising a child or watching a loved one suffer through an illness. Maybe it was completing a marathon or speaking in front of a large group. How did you prepare for that? How did you feel after you were done? Did it feel harder before or after?

You’ve done amazing things in your life. You’ve fought battles and won. You’ve grown. You’ve amazed yourself and others. So this thing in front of you now, whatever it is…you’ve got this. Trust that you can do it. Visualize the end. Believe.

Tell me what you’ve accomplished and what you face now. I’ll be your cheerleader.

Namaste,

Melissa

Willpower

How strong is your willpower? We all have it in some measure, we just don’t use it all the time. We have kind of a love/hate relationship with this mysterious force. When we set and then work to achieve goals, willpower can play a large part. If we stumble or fail it’s easy to blame willpower.

When you think of willpower as a tool it’s an asset. Keep these things in mind:

  • Willpower is like a muscle. The more you use it, the stronger it becomes. So flex your willpower often and notice the results.
  • Willpower is a practice and it must be practiced daily. Maybe all day. A misstep early in the day doesn’t make the entire day a fail. Get back to the practice of willpower and turn the day around.
  • Willpower is strongest in the morning. If your goal is related to accomplishing one thing a day, do it early for best results. This applies to workouts, starting or finishing a project, meditating, etc.
  • Since willpower can diminish throughout the day, plan for it. You may need fuel for your body or rest for your mind to accomplish things later in the day. Know your weakness and plan around it.
  • Willpower is contagious. Find people with strong willpower and hang out with them. It’s ok to temporarily avoid the person who saps your willpower until you feel stronger.
  • Share your goals with others. When you say them out loud you create a system of accountability. Someone is bound to ask about your progress and you’ll want to give a good report. Accountability can strengthen willpower.
  • Don’t let a set back derail your plan. You’re human – you mess up, you move on. Learn from your willpower hiccup and start over.

Believe in yourself, tap into your willpower, and learn to use it to your advantage as often as possible. Be willing to try and try again. Don’t give up. You’ve got this!

Namaste,

Melissa

Goals

It’s that time of year again. Time to look ahead. Time to make some New Year’s Resolutions. Time to set goals. Do you love it or loathe it?

We’ve all felt the exciting rush of the new year when everything seems possible. Several short weeks later we find we’re back into our old patterns. We beat ourselves up because we couldn’t achieve all we’d set out to do. That feeling of defeat is the worst. The fact is we often over commit. We don’t have a solid plan. We don’t have a support system. We don’t follow through. It’s almost as if the system sets us up for failure.

Sometimes, even if the goal is small, we need help. A holistic health coach can give you the support you need. They help you set realistic goals and keep you on track as you achieve them. A holistic health coach is part fitness expert, part nutritional counselor, and part cheerleader. And they take a holistic approach that fits you and your lifestyle.

This is my job and I’d love to work with you. Come in for a free consultation. We’ll get to know each other and see if we can work well as a team. You can be your best self in 2019. I can help.

Request more information here.

Namaste, 

Melissa