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The Power of Patience: Your Key to Health and Wellness

Progress not perfection
Some things take time

Losing Weight and Living a Healthy Lifestyle is hard. Patience is required.

When it comes to health and wellness, patience is often the hardest virtue to cultivate, yet it is undoubtedly the most important. In a world of quick fixes and instant gratification, the journey to a healthier lifestyle requires us to slow down, stay consistent, and trust the process. At Always On Your Side Coaching, I believe that patience supports the Power of 13—my common-sense approach to living a healthy lifeLet’s explore why patience is essential and how the Power of 13 can guide you on this transformative journey.

1. Mindset Shift

Patience starts with the right mindset. Understanding that sustainable health changes don’t happen overnight is crucial. Embrace a long-term perspective, recognizing that each small, consistent effort adds up over time.

2. Goal Setting

Setting realistic and achievable goals is a cornerstone of patience. Break down your larger health objectives into smaller, manageable steps. Celebrate each milestone, no matter how small, to keep motivation high and acknowledge your progress.

3. Consistency Over Perfection

The journey to health isn’t about perfection; it’s about consistency. Allow yourself the grace to make mistakes and learn from them. Consistent, small changes are more effective and sustainable than drastic, short-lived efforts.

4. Listening to Your Body

Patience involves tuning in to your body’s needs and signals. Avoid the temptation to follow fad diets or extreme workout routines. Instead, focus on balanced nutrition and moderate exercise that align with your body’s unique requirements.

5. Building Healthy Habits

Creating new habits takes time. Patience is key as you work to replace old, unhealthy behaviors with new, beneficial ones. Understand that it takes repetition and perseverance to solidify these habits into your daily routine.

6. Stress Management

Managing stress is an integral part of your health journey. Practice patience with yourself as you learn and incorporate stress-relief techniques, such as meditation, deep breathing, or mindfulness, into your daily life.

7. Support Systems

Building a supportive network is vital. Surround yourself with people who encourage and motivate you. Remember, patience extends to your interactions with others; be patient with their journeys as well, and offer mutual support.

8. Balanced Nutrition

Adopting a balanced diet is a gradual process. Focus on making incremental changes to your eating habits. Incorporate more whole foods, vegetables, and lean proteins while reducing processed foods and sugars over time.

9. Physical Activity

Find an exercise routine that you enjoy and can stick with. Whether it’s walking, yoga, or strength training, consistency is more important than intensity. Be patient as you build endurance and strength gradually.

10. Sleep Hygiene

Prioritize good sleep hygiene. Establish a regular sleep schedule and create a restful environment. Understand that improving your sleep patterns may take time, but the benefits to your overall health are worth the wait.

11. Hydration

Staying adequately hydrated is a simple yet powerful aspect of health. Make it a habit to drink enough water daily. Be patient as your body adjusts to increased water intake and enjoy the benefits over time.

12. Self-Care

Incorporate self-care practices into your routine. Whether it’s a hobby, a bath, or simply taking time for yourself, these practices are essential for maintaining patience and balance in your life.

13. Continuous Learning

Health is a lifelong journey of learning and adaptation. Stay curious and open to new information and techniques. Patience will help you sift through the vast amounts of health advice and find what truly works for you.


At Always On Your Side Coaching, our support groups and 1:1 coaching sessions are designed to reinforce the principles outlined above, providing personalized guidance and a supportive community to help you stay patient and consistent on your journey to health and wellness. Patience is the thread that weaves all these elements together. It’s the foundation upon which sustainable health and wellness are built. By embracing patience and using the Power of 13 as your guide, you can achieve a balanced, healthy lifestyle that lasts a lifetime. Remember, the journey is just as important as the destination, and with patience, you can enjoy every step along the way.

Stay patient, stay consistent, and always remember that you’re on the path to a healthier, happier you.

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Coach Paris,

 Always On Your Side Coaching

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