The acronym CPR is one I share with my whole health coaching clients for making health improvements and sustainable habit shifts. In this final installment of a 3-part blog series, I’m sharing insights about the three aspects of developing your CPR skills.
The ‘C’ in CPR is for consistency which for most people is the biggest obstacle for seeing results. Here’s some perspective for being consistent in building health-supporting habits:
o Know that progress is made-up of the sum of small efforts repeated over days.
o It’s about showing up, putting in effort and doing it regularly (whatever ‘it’ is) even when you don’t feel like it. With consistency, new neural pathways are built and new habits are reinforced. Over time, the needed effort lessens and the new behaviors become habits like daily teeth brushing.
Changing habits isn’t easy. The first step is building awareness and then connecting to your reasons for wanting to change. Remember that WhyPower (your deeply held values for desiring change and to be your best and healthiER self) triumphs every time over willpower for making changes that last.
To your good health!