Good healthy habits will help you lead a good healthy life.
Developing healthy habits to help you lead a healthier life can be scary, frustrating and have you feeling like you should throw the towel in and say I am done. Where do you begin? How do you know you are doing the right steps for you? Why is it so hard?
You can do a simple search on the internet and find plenty of sites and resources that will walk you through different steps that you should take to work on implementing those habits. Heck, some will even hold your hand all the way through the process if you want. Actually, I can hold your hand all the way through the process. It is part of my job, lol. But that isn't my main purpose today.
I want to share with you 3 tips that I think will help you develop those healthy habits without you feeling like you need to throw in that towel. I will keep it short, sweet and simple. In fact the first one is simple.
Tip #1 - Start off simple!
Okay, you decided to start being more active, lose weight, or just start eating healthier. We all have some goals we want to achieve, but don't go overhauling your life to start working on it! Pick out a simple habit for you to start implementing that will help you achieve your overall goal Work on that for a while before you implement another.
Tip #2 - Small attainable actions!
This goes in hand with starting off simple. That habit you decided to start working on, make sure that it is attainable. We are a society of instant gratification and rewards, so when we implement actions that are attainable we are able to have that sense of accomplishment that will help us keep working on that overall goal. For example, you decided you want to eat healthier so make breakfast your first meal to start incorporating those actions. We tend to have more control of what we eat for breakfast then we do for lunch or dinner, so start with eating a healthier breakfast and when you feel you have that under control then start working on a different meal.
Tip #3 - Give yourself time!
Making changes to our habits will take time, it will not happen overnight. Some will take a couple of weeks and others can take longer, it just depends on how easy you make them and how important you feel they are. If you really think about it, when we are trying to make new habits we are also trying to get rid of an old habit. Some of those we were raised with, we have been doing them since we were kids and they are hard to get rid of. Be patient, don't be hard on yourself if you mess up one day, be committed to that change and keep trying until you have developed the habit you are trying to achieve.
You can do anything you put your mind to. Work on one or two habits at a time until you are comfortable with them, then start on some new ones. If you need some help, let's talk or check out my Facebook page for additional information that I will be giving out this week.
Hi guys!! Welcome to my thoughts and just some health information that I hope you can use! Let me just state this now. I am not a writer, English major, or even a blogger, so there will be mistakes in here.