Self readiness questions



There are many reasons why we hesitate to do new things. When it comes to change many of us take too long before deciding to take action. Most of us have just become comfortable with whatever the issue is.

For instance, if you’ve been struggling with extra weight for most of your life, you know what the problem is, in fact you’re quite familiar with it. You’ve learnt to live with it. You’re not really afraid of the problem but you’re more afraid of the new, unknown, the actual change.

Whether you’re now considering to make a change, or not, it’s important to understand this:

You can’t change something you can’t see.

Even if someone tells you, and draws a picture for you, you can’t do anything about it unless you agree with what they’re saying. If you can’t see the benefits of taking action to change or the costs of not doing so, you’ll feel stuck and there will be no motivation to begin.

Let’s jump straight to the questions.


Here are a few questions that you can ask yourself before you begin a wellness journey that requires committed behaviour from your side. These questions can help you clarify the level of your commitment to this change.

On a scale of 1 to 10 with 1 being very unlikely and 10 being highly likely:

Q1. How much do you want to change your body?
Q2. How much effort are you willing to put in?
Q3. How likely are you to minimise your sugar intake?

Q.4 How likely are you to pay attention to what you eat?

Q.5 How successful do you think you will be with this goal?

Q.6 How committed to exercising almost every day are you?

If your overall score is less than 30, your chances to make this change happen now isn’t too bright. If this is the case, don’t worry maybe this is not a good time in your life to start on this project.

If your score is between 30 and 40, just start. Things may not be clear right now, but you don’t have to see the whole staircase. Just take the first step.

If your score is above 40, you are half way there, congratulations !

Mari Curteanu