Author: Dr. Michelle Durkin on 23 August 2016
How many times have you made a resolution to lose weight, eat healthier, or exercise regularly, but never seem to really get started? There is always an excuse, even if it is a really good one, it is still an excuse.
Unfortunately we are creatures of inertia.
Remember this from physics class? This means that an object in motion tends to remain in motion in the same direction and velocity unless subjected to an external force. So your butt sitting on the couch is going to stay there until you can subject yourself to enough force to change your direction. Your always grabbing fast food for lunch is going to remain the same until there is enough force to change that habit.
So what is this elusive force I am talking about? This force needs to come from a variety of factors that includes: your vision, a plan, support, and the amount of dissatisfaction you feel by keeping things the same. If all of these factors added up together is greater than your resistance to change, then the force is with you.
Let’s look at each of these factors individually.
Now I would love to hear from you! Which of these factors have you used with success in the past? Which factor can you address today to get you closer to your health goals? Leave your comments below and I will be back next week with another Doctor as Teacher Tuesday.
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