About a year ago, I was reading Rachel Hollis’ book Girl, Wash Your Face, and she spoke to keeping commitments to ourselves. She left a dinner with friends and hit the treadmill. Her friends asked her if she could have postponed it until the next day. Her response, “No, because I made a promise to myself and I don’t break those, not ever.”
Wow. Raise your hand if you ever break your personal commitments? Why do we do this? We will traverse mountains and oceans for our commitments to others, but when it comes to ourselves we just say we will do it later.
I sat with this for awhile wondering why we do this. I reflected on clients I’ve coached, experiences shared by my friends and family, and even my own personal challenges. My conclusion is simple. We make commitments too HARD. We go into our goal setting with these complicated commitments thinking we will experience faster and better results
Does this example below sound familiar? Starting on Monday, I am going to do the following:
- Wake up at 5 a.m.
- Drink a glass of water
- Go to the basement for an hour workout video
- Make a healthy breakfast
- Pack my balanced lunch
- Get to work early
Seems like a good plan, however this example is asking you to do 6 new habits all at once. Let me also point out these 6 habits should all be done before 8:00 a.m. I would love for all of us to establish this type of morning, but this is asking many of us who stay up late, drink coffee before water, save our workout for the end the of day (maybe), skip breakfast, grab a salad with too much dressing, and are late to work because we slept in, to change all those habits at once.
We make it too hard on ourselves right from the start. Sticking with your personal commitments take practice, discipline, repetition, and time.
The Six-Week Spark is a simple and sustainable approach to your goals. You want to look and feel amazing? You want to address your holistic health? You want to be more energized and confident in the decisions you make about your health? Good! You should want those things. Better yet, you can have them.
Together, we will break it down so you aren’t biting off more than you can chew. By taking this stepwise approach, you can keep your commitments to yourself by leaning on an amazing community working right alongside of you.
It’s time to work on YOU in a way that is not a fad or a quick fix but a renewed approach to how you make your health decisions. Are you ready to commit? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, and I will show you just how easy it can be.
About Laura Burdick
Laura is the Studio Manager at The Hot Room. She also teaches Original Hot Yoga, Inferno Hot Pilates, Hot Power Sculpt and Hot Power Vinyasa. As a certified health coach, Laura leads all of The Hot Room wellness programs. To contact Laura directly about your wellness questions, you can email her at email@example.com. You can also read more about Laura on her bio page.