Thursday, May 28, 2015

When It Comes to Lifestyle Change, Timing Matters

Great ideas don't always share great timing.

One of the questions I ask during my first visit with a patient is,
"Looking at your life - time, stress, health, work, home, kids, mood, etc. - is now a good time to try to affect change?"
I think it's an important question because sometimes life justifiably gets in the way of great intentions.

Given lifestyle change requires planning, concentration, organization, and effort, and given those qualities are at times realistically challenged by real-life, sometimes it might be better to not set yourself up for struggle, and instead, respect reality and wait for reality to settle down before embarking on the road to change.