Getting healthy and prioritizing your well-being can feel like yet another challenge to add to life’s long to-do list. It requires energy, time, and commitment to change your lifestyle from the familiar to the unknown.
For this reason, it makes perfect sense to streamline things as much as you can. What can you do to get your life moving in the direction that serves better health and builds a stronger foundation for it to last? I believe in consistency and practice, so trying new things and sticking to what works will make a difference. Do also remember, that putting your health on autopilot doesn’t mean you don’t have to attend to it or put in the work.
Simplify Your Health Plan
I’ve tried many things to improve my health over the years. Some of which didn’t help one bit and others that made all the difference in the world. I do know that the simple steps were the most effective and lasting. The long to-do lists and complicated regimes just ended up falling by the wayside as my head spun in the cloud of exhaustion. Once you establish a doable, simple plan, the health kick ceases taking up so much of your cognition and you can focus on living!
Introduce One New Thing Every Month
Many women stumble badly on their health journeys because they attempt to change too much all at once. They adjust their diet, weight-loss plan, activities, and work habits in a way that turns their lives upside down. Frustration sets in, and it’s easy to feel defeated. The main problem with this approach is that it is almost impossible to sustain. It feels alien, like you’re living someone else’s life. Eventually, you have no psychological choice but to go back to your roots and old lifestyle.
The trick here is to change just one thing at a time and then commit to doing it, every day for a month. Once you convince your subconscious that you’re serious and making a change that matters, things will get a whole lot easier.
Try Health Subscriptions
Putting virtual urgent care, gym membership or yoga classes on autopay means that you can use them whenever you want, without having to worry about missing a payment. It also sets you in a place where you have made a commitment that is ongoing and not just for a day or week.
The little things you do every day eventually shape your destiny. If you exercise daily, change in your body, mind, and life is inevitable. Of course, what change you experience is dependent on your goals and effort. This can be applied to any area of life or health. Be gentle with yourself as you move toward change. “A fierce wind does not blow all day,” as ancient Daoist sage, Lao Tzu, puts it. Small repeatable habits are what survive in the long term. If there’s something that you can keep doing over and over, that is your greatest ally in the quest for health.
Small, Quick Health Changes
Sometimes, all we need are small changes to make a difference in our lives. When we see how our bodies respond to little shifts, it can be encouraging to do more and keep going. Here are some small, quick health changes you can try today!
- Order the salad when you go to the restaurant
- Spend some time meditating as soon as you wake up
- Go to yoga class during your lunch break instead of the snack machine
- Don’t eat meat in the evening
- Treat exercise as a form of moving meditation, not something you force yourself to do
- Slow down and stop before bed in the evening
- Don’t think about work when you are not there
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