As mothers, it can be difficult to find the time and energy to focus our attention on ourselves, but sometimes, that’s exactly what we need. And in order to make the changes we desire to see in ourselves, as women and as mothers, it is vital to keep certain things in mind.
To begin, you MUST ask yourself — and answer — this question: WHY?
Why do you want to embark upon this change?
Perhaps for you, it’s losing weight; perhaps you have a different change you’d like to make. That’s great. You have to know why you want to do this.
Why do you want this? Why is this important to you?
Be honest with yourself. If you make this change, what will it do for you and for your life? How will it ADD VALUE to you? Is this important enough that you are willing to do whatever it takes to achieve the results you seek?
You have to make the change for YOU: not for your kids, or your boss, or your spouse. For YOU.
It cannot be a SHOULD, something you should do because… (fill in the blank here). If you should do it but you don’t want to, you will sabotage your efforts and fail. Get honest with yourself and give up on SHOULDS. Focus instead on getting READY.
There has to be a reason and it has to be a good one. It can be simple, like your health. It need not be complicated or fancy. But it needs to be a strong motivator to break through the habits that you have now, the habits that will fight to keep you doing things the way you have been for so long.
Why is this important to you NOW? You may hold onto goals from when you were younger, still thinking you want that someday. Is today the day or is the goal outdated? Is it REALLY something you want for yourself NOW? And is NOW the right time to embark upon this change?
When you know why this change is important, then this is your purpose statement, the reason that makes accomplishing this change meaningful and powerful. With this purpose statement, you increase your confidence and are ready to take the next step.
I’d love to hear your reason for wanting your change. Please comment below — share about the change you want to make and WHY. Why is this important to you at this time in your life? I’ll share mine — I am losing 50 pounds because this is one area of my life in which I have never felt in control. I want some control. I also want to take charge
I look forward to hearing from you.
To your success in health, wealth and love,
Coach Julie, RN ~ Nurturing Your Success
Author of Does Change have to be so H.A.R.D.? NOW AVAILABLE ON AMAZON!!!