Choose the right time
It's important to choose the right time, before you offer any lifestyle advice. You need to ensure the person you're talking with isn't in a hurry and you're somewhere the conversation won't be overheard. We always say that MECC conversations don't necessarily have to be long, but it's best if the person isn't in a rush to be somewhere else!
When to start a lifestyle conversation:
- During the normal course of your day to day contact with that person
- When someone mentions a lifestyle behaviour issue in conversation (such as wanting to stop smoking)
- When you can see that tackling a lifestyle behaviour issue would help someone meet their goals and aspirations
How to give advice...