Have you ever had this happen to you?
I decided to make some lifestyle changes and immediately started recognizing pushback, procrastination, and just plain resistance.
In my case, it showed up after I started research for a new book about what stops people from making changes. I thought about diabetics who don’t make the type of changes that result in better health. I’m more aware of this since my husband has Type 2 diabetes.
But it’s more than just the diabetes issue.
I researched brain health, sleep habits, willpower, nutrition, exercise, triggers that welcome inertia or create changes, and more. Scientific answers… empathetic answers… more questions.
God graciously let me notice how I was pushing back in my own life. Hmmm….
I went from thinking I could do the research and then just write about solutions. I’m passionate about self-help and helping others. But not if it’s just academic. As God showed me different areas of my resistance, I felt myself soften and open up to more possibilities. God is good at teaching pliability.
I’m grateful for the areas I need to work on. And work on them I will. Then I can write about solutions from a much better perspective.
How about you?
To your success and good health!