"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit." - Aristotle
A health coach is a master of habit change. A habit is something you do without thinking.
Your habits are the learned behaviors you do on autopilot because you've done them repeatedly so many times. It is fine if your habits are fuelling you towards your happiness, health, and success. It's not so fine if the habits you're falling back on are holding you back from these things. As 40% of your daily behavior is habits, it's essential to see how much of that 40% is helping you or holding you back.
Interesting facts about Habits
- Your life is, in no small extent the sum of all your habits – good or bad.
- You can take control of your life by changing your habits.
- It's hard to shake off a habit since it takes an average of 66 days before a new pattern takes root in our brain.
- Habits never truly disappear. Other habits overpower them.
- A survey showed that the daily habit of self-acceptance was the cause of most people's happiness.
- Cravings are the brain's motivator. For something to become a habit, our brain must crave it.
A health coach is someone who helps you change your habits from unwanted negative behaviors to desired positive behaviors fuelling you toward your happiness, health, and success. Once the desired behavior becomes your habit, you do it on an autopilot mode, like brushing your teeth in the morning, you do it without thinking. And only two factors are forming a new habit: one is that you believe you can do it. The other is the thing you are doing makes you feel good. There are three components for habit-forming: They are “why", “what" and “how". Knowing "what to do" is not enough. The "why" is your biggest motivator, and the "how" is the method of building up habits in a pain-free, easy way. These two components are equally important with the "what to do" in habit change. A good health coach makes good things easier and bad things harder for you to do, so you will continuously work toward positivity.
A health coach is not someone who gives you advice. A health coach is someone who helps you find out the power that is already within you and empower you to move on to the next level of your life. Everybody has the power within them, undiscovered, no exception. There are positive and negative resources. A good health coach helps you dig deeper and bring out the positive resources within you and let them Empower you to achieve your goals. She/he can see and find out these resources within you through her/his positivity.
A health coach is someone who tells you, "You can do it!" when everybody else says" No, You can't!" Not only she/he tells you," You can do it." but also helps you to make it happen. So the right thing or a habit you want in your life, you will end up having it or doing it yourself without relying on anybody else. Yes, that's coaching!
The fantastic thing about health coaching is that you don't need to do too much work. Once you learn how to shift your mindset or build up a habit, your mind keeps repeating the same programming method in other areas of your life. Because how are you do one thing is how you do everything. Once you bring positivity in one area of your life, just one small action affects every other aspect of your life. Everything becomes more comfortable when you know how to build up a good habit. Growth is unstoppable towards dreams, progress, and positivity.
"A doctor is someone who gives you a fish so you can have a fish for the day. A health coach is someone who teaches you how to fish so you can have fish for a lifetime."- Chris Kresser" unconventional medicine."
Is health coaching right for you?
Well, if you love to learn and love to get empowered, health coaching is right for you.
Learning a good habit/life skill means that you will have the freedom to pursue happiness and achieve your dream. Habits determine your quality of life and shape your Destiny.