“Procrastination will delay your change!!! Today is a very good day to change; don’t let YOU stop yourself from growing!” ― Steve Harvey
It doesn’t matter how old you are, what month of the year it is, or what’s going on in your life, it’s always the right time to create habits to support your health and well-being. Get started today!
The decisions you make each and every day have an impact on how you feel physically and emotionally. You can choose whether to have good, supportive behaviors or ones that self sabotage.
Creating lasting change can be difficult. Failing to do so can be a result of not having a plan or deciding to give up because it’s easier. Good intentions are not enough to bring about success. You have to put in the work.
What can you do differently to change behaviors and make them last? Look at where you are, set realistic goals, and slowly and consistently work towards them. Be and stay committed.
Start With Your Mindset
The first thing you’ll want to do is work on your mindset. To adopt new habits and create lasting change in your life you must start with your mind. Once that changes so will everything else. Your mind is VERY powerful. It wants you to be comfortable and most of change is not. So be prepared to put up a fight!
Take time for self reflection through journaling, meditation, or other mind/body connection activities like yoga. It can help you discover your goals and shift your mindset in a positive and beneficial way.
Identify Areas That Need Attention
- Physical activity
- Healthy eating
- Personal development
- Self care
- Career/Life purpose
Forming A New Habit
- Creating a new habit does not happen quickly or easily.
- With enough repetition behavior will become automatic over time. You will be more successful if you take small incremental steps every day towards your goal. Start slow and be consistent.
- Become more mindful of the decisions you make every day and how they impact your health in order to make simple behavior modifications.
- Remember and reflect on your WHY. Why do you want to be healthier in the first place?
Be Accountable to Someone
You have a much greater likelihood of reaching a health goal if you commit to someone. Regular check-ins with someone can increase your success rate. Find an accountability partner who shares similar goals to you.
Track Your Actions
A tool that can help you stay on course is a wellness tracker. I’ve got a great one for you! Click the button below to get it. It’ll be really helpful.
Check out my 5 Steps to Healthier Living Guide for some quick and easy tips to get you started on your journey. Click the button below.