When you hear the word “habit”—what comes to mind?
When I talk with clients about this topic, they almost always jump into what they perceive as “bad habits.” More than likely—you just did the same thing.
You say yes when you really want to say no… It’s habit.
You incorporate self-care after your family’s needs are met… It’s habit.
You order a soda instead of opting for water… It’s habit.
Your habits are seemingly small and routine actions you do, most often without thinking about it. They define your routine. They influence your decisions. And—ultimately—they shape who you are.
The life you envision isn’t at the end of a grand gesture or a drastic overhaul.
Becoming a healthier you doesn’t have to be a daunting task. Small, consistent choices bring you to the fulfilling life you desire. Let me help you out.
→ What is one healthy habit you want to incorporate into your life?
- First—WHY?: What motivates you to make this change? Identify your why. Write it down in your own words. Be descriptive and specific. Write down everything that comes to mind.
- Slow and steady wins the race: Start small. Don’t expect yourself to overhaul your entire routine overnight. You’ll get burnout. Incorporate one new habit at a time. Consistency is a process that supports sustainability. And when you work toward positive change, be patient and allow yourself grace. Drink eight more ounces of water per day. Wake up 30 minutes earlier. Give yourself a change of scenery—even just for a day. Open the door to something different. Even if in the tiniest of ways.
- Iron out the specifics: It’s time to get creative! Devise a realistic objective for adding this small change into your daily routine. For example, if you’re drinking eight more ounces of water per day—will you do that during breakfast? Lunch? If you’re waking up 30 minutes earlier—what time, specifically, will you set your alarm? If you’re carving out alone time—what time will you do this? Where will you go?
- Progress—not perfection: Consistency is the backbone of habit formation. On average, it takes 2-3 months to form a new habit. Instead of focusing on overnight results, think about what you’ll do each and every day to make this an integral part of your life. And celebrate your progress along the way! You deserve it.
- You’re human, remember?: If you experience a setback—that’s okay. Show yourself some compassion. Life is busy and your schedule has its own demands. Embrace resiliency and pick up where you left off.
Take some time to reflect:
- Write down three healthy habits you want to incorporate—one for your physical health, one for your mental health, and one for your overall well-being.
- What is one small action step you can take each day for each one?
- Imagine yourself one year from now—how have these healthy habits affected your life? What’s different?
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