According to Mackay (2019), psychologists have long studied the inability of humans to make changes. They have uncovered five primary reasons why change efforts fall short.

The five reasons are

  1. we’re motivated by negative emotions,
  2. we get trapped in “all or nothing” thinking,
  3. we start too big and too vague,
  4. we forget that failure is a part of the process, and, most relevant to our profession as we work with pet owners,
  5. we don’t make a commitment. Major change needs a specific and dedicated commitment.

Can you identify the reasons why you find it so hard to start or continue with a new healthy approach to life program? Drop me a comment below, which of these do you feel is your biggest barrier.