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Ready for something crazy!?
If you’ve ever studied “behaviour change”, one of the first things you learned about is the “transtheoretical model of change.” Sounds complicated but it’s not!
It was developed back in the 1970’s after researchers studied smokers who were trying to quit. They broke down the “5 Mindset Stages” people go through to create a new lifestyle change
In a nutshell, those stages are:
- Precontemplation – This is before you’re aware of a “problem” (like the need to quit smoking) or are even thinking of making any changes.
- Contemplation – You’ve got a problem that you want to solve, and you start thinking about making some changes.
- Planning – This is when you are planning to actually make the changes.
- Action – When you’re in the process of changing.
- Maintenance – You’ve successfully made the changes and are maintaining them!
I want to talk about the jump from “Planning” to “Action” … because it is so easy to get these mixed up with each other!
It’s also super easy to get stuck in planning mode.
This is especially true with all the info online, where you can literally spend hours going down one rabbit hole after another looking for the “perfect” solution to whatever problem you’re trying to solve.
Being educated and informed is always a good thing! But sometimes we confuse that prep/planning time with actually taking ACTION toward our goals.
Basically, it boils down to the fact that spending 5 minutes going for a brisk walk will get you closer to your goal than spending a half-hour shopping for the right sneakers or reading articles about the “perfect” diet or fitness routine.
(Raise your hand if you’ve ever been guilty of this! We’ve all done it from time to time.)
It doesn’t have to be a BIG action, but taking 1 or 2 steps in the direction of your goal will help you get to the “maintenance” state sooner than later!
If any of this sounds familiar to you, try experimenting by stacking some action RIGHT into your planning.
Go for that walk (or eat that apple instead of a chocolate bar) AND do your research if you still feel like you need to gather more info.
It’s all about taking IMPERFECT action.
So, if you think you can’t start Yoga or Pilates because you’re just ‘not that flexible’ or ‘fit enough’ to join a class, let us show that this is exactly why you should start.
Did you know we offer a COMPLIMENTARY Yoga or Pilates class to get you started. Come along and try it for yourself so you can see just how great you can feel! Simply register your details on our website (www.yogomotiv.com) to get started and let us help your body last a lifetime. Meet our local, expert instructors who are always on hand to help and guide you towards a fitter, stronger, more relaxed version of yourself – you just need to show up and we will help with the rest.