I hear a lot of exhausted moms who want their energy back so that they can feel excited, fun and like a good role-model stress that they struggle with making changes, motivation and will power.
A little while ago, I was talking to a colleague of mine and she felt a little bit stuck with a client because her client seem to be resisting a lot of the recommendations that she had made. I said I can see that, you know, because people don’t like change.
The thing is is from an evolutionary standpoint, it actually makes sense that we don’t like change, right?
I mean, change can be scary and once upon a time if there was something that changed, it was usually really, really bad or even detrimental. There was a famine, a food shortage, a plague going through or the river dry up and you’d have to move to find a new river.
So we’re basically hardwired to not like change at all, you know? Especially when you main concern is taking care of little ones.
In fact they actually say if you’re working in a large company, changing the culture of the company takes about five years for a full paradigm shift, crazy eh? And it’s because people don’t like to change until they’re really ready for change.
I get it. I get how when you want to make changes, it makes sense that you might be a bit resistant because we really are hard wired to not be changed or to not want to change. And change really can be scary, you know? Especially if it is something deep down that you really don’t want to do: another weight loss program, or you don’t want to tell your partner that you want to try another program because you’re afraid that you might fail at it or you won’t have support.
It’s easy to blame yourself for not having motivation and willpower and it’s easy to be afraid:
- you can’t do it,
- it’s too much work,
- too hard,
- you might fall off the wagon,
- you won’t have support from your family and friends,
- you don’t want to make a bunch of different meals,
- you’re eating a certain way
- you won’t be able to see your family and your friends
- it’ll be too strict
- it’s going to be a fight with your kids and you just don’t have it in you to fight with them about food.
So, I get it. It is scary, but having a community and having accountability really helps.
Believe it or not, I’m in groups and masterminds and I have coaches too because when you have somebody that you’re accountable to it makes things easier.
They say that you are a culmination of the top five people that you surround yourself with, so if you surround yourself with people who aren’t at a higher or as high of a level as you, well then you’re not going to grow. But if you’re surrounding yourself with people who are leveling up and improving themselves you’re going to innately level up and improve yourself as well. Isn’t that amazing?
This is why these communities are so great, but it’s really important that you’re involved and take action, because your community should be there to support you and help you get to the next level in your energy levels so you can have fun with your kids. No one is perfect, but if you continue to work at it, you eventually get your energy back so you can have fun with your kids. It’s all about the baby steps.
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