Why Does Wellness Coaching Include a Focus on Habits?
Habits can be overlooked when your focus is solely on the gym or aesthetics, leading to burnout, undoing your progress, and compromising true lifestyle change. In our wellness coaching program, habits take center stage as we work through making changes that will sustain your progress in a long-term way. Healthy habits are a building block to success, especially when utilizing the Tiny Habit method, which we do. The Tiny Habit method’s emphasis on starting with small, manageable actions allows clients to build momentum gradually, making it easier to incorporate healthy behaviors into their daily lives without feeling overwhelmed. A great example would be that we wouldn’t ask you to lift 100 lb dumbbells on your first day or to run fifteen miles on your first jog, right?
Working with a coach on your habits is like having a fingerprint; it looks different for every person but is ultimately perfectly unique to you. Each wellness coaching program will differ because none of us are exactly the same, and neither are our goals and obstacles. As part of your wellness coaching, we work with you to learn your aspirations, daily routines, hesitations, and roadblocks. From this discovery period, your coach guides and teaches you how to develop your habits to break out of the mold and into better living.
Tiny Habits Method
Mosley Coaching utilizes the Tiny Habits method in our wellness coaching. Tiny Habits is a behavior change method developed by behavior scientist BJ Fogg, which involves making small, easy-to-do changes to one’s routine to create new habits. The method is based on the principle that small, consistent actions are more effective at creating lasting behavior change than large, sporadic efforts.
The Tiny Habits method involves three key steps:
• Identify the desired behavior: Choose a behavior that you want to make a habit, such as doing push-ups every day.
• Start small: Break down the behavior into a tiny, easy-to-do action, such as doing one push-up a day.
• Anchor the behavior: Associate the new behavior with an existing habit or routine, such as doing a push-up after brushing your teeth.