June 03, 2015 | | Comments 1
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Rock Your Health: How to coach yourself to be healthier

How can busy nurses keep themselves on a healthy path? Coaching can help. You can start by doing some role playing in front of a mirror. Feel free to copy my lines if you need them

Reflection says: “Hello. How you are doing with your goal?”
 
You say: “Thanks for asking. To tell the truth, I don’t feel committed to my goal.”
 
Refection says: “What is stopping you?”
 
You say: “I don’t have support at home, so it is easy to stay with my old habits.”
 
Reflection says: “What is one step you can take to move forward with your goal?”
 
You say: “I could start cooking healthier for the family so I can eat healthier too.”
 
Reflection says: “That’s a great idea. When do you want to start?”
 
You say: “I need to shop for healthier foods first.”
 
Reflection says: “When will you do that?”
 
You say: “I will shop today before I go to exercise class.”
 
Reflection says: “Great! When can we talk again to see how it went?”
 
You say: “Next Monday at 3pm.”
 
Reflection says: “Excellent! Meet me back at the mirror then.”

How did that work for you?

Role playing with yourself is like having your own personal wellness coach to hold you accountable to your goals.

Carol

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Carol Ebert About the Author: Carol Ebert, RN, BSN, MA, CHES, CWP, is a creative force for education and wellness and is a certified wellness practitioner and wellness coach, mindful coaching certification trainer, certified law of attraction facilitator, and certified nutrition advisor. She has been a bedside nurse, school health educator, college health service director, medical center wellness specialist, and mindful coach and trainer. She is now CEO of her own wellness business, www.carolebert.com. She can be emailed at carol@carolebert.com.

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  1. Carol , What a great idea! I love it and will try it as well as share it with other team members. thansk! Toni

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