You don’t have to ram it down their throats

When you see someone spiralling in front of your eyes…(eating too much, drinking too much, becoming more sedentary and behaving in a way that doesn’t lead to good health)

 

….it can be really hard to know what to do

 

Addressing it head on can be risky because you do not know how they will respond

 

They might not be READY to hear what they need to hear yet

 

They might not be READY for an intervention

 

It doesn’t generally matter what YOU can see and what YOU can think of to fix it….

 

…..it will be down to them and coming to their own conclusion in their own time

 

I see this all of the time…

 

Concerned family members

 

Concerned friends who just want to help

 

BUT nothing will be effective until that person is READY to tackle HOW THEY FEEL

 

Past a certain point it isn’t about the aesthetics (and arguably this is never important really)

 

Past a certain point it becomes about HEALTH

 

We don’t get second chances on our health

 

We are resilient

 

We CAN push our bodies hard….BUT….

 

We can only go SO FAR before we experience something irreversible

 

We live in an age where the NHS can fix a lot of our problems

 

But there is no guarantee any more that SELF INFLICTED poor health will lead you back to feeling ‘well’

 

Overeating

 

Binge eating

 

Excessive drinking

 

Drug taking

 

Procrastination

 

Denial….

 

These are all the easy way

 

They way to cope with what you/they are feeling

 

A way to ignore what really needs to be addressed!

 

 

If you see someone that you care about doing this

 

The best thing that you can do is lead by example AND share videos/posts/blogs/information that might one day break through to them (Unless you are confident in addressing it with them head on)

 

You don’t know how far a video can reach

 

If something touches you

 

If something hits a nerve with you and you think that over time it could help someone else to make a break through….

 

Share it

 

Re-post it

 

Re-tweet it

 

Like it

 

Make sure that OTHER PEOPLE SEE IT

 

You don’t have to ram it down their throats

 

Just make the information more accessible

 

And be there for them when they are ready to reach out

 

 

If YOU are in this situation now…and you have no-one to talk to

 

I am here if you would like to have a chat with me -> https://www.rossellfitness.co.uk/strategy-call/

 

Nicola