How many times have you tried to change bad habits but given up months, weeks or even days after you tell yourself you’re going to change these habits? The fact of the matter is if you start a new health regimen that is vastly different to your current lifestyle then it’s almost certain to fail!
The key for long lasting success is making small adjustments to your lifestyle that will slowly change your habits over time and you will manageably move towards a long term healthy lifestyle change. Isn’t this the reason we want to change? Because we want it to last? If you aren’t in it for the long term then why bother??
Remember health isn’t just fitness or nutrition or how good or bad we feel. Health is a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. The term health covers physical, social, mental, spiritual, emotional and environmental factors so it’s important to bare that in mind when you ask yourself if you’re healthy.
Here are 3 of the simplest yet effective steps that will start your transformation from an unhealthy lifestyle which is full of bad habits to a healthy lifestyle that is full of energy, happiness and good health. Start small and try incorporate one small but positive change each week.
Eating: Add one fresh fruit or vegetable to each meal
Exercise: take a brisk walk before eating lunch
Energy: Go to bed half an hour earlier than usual
As you begin to make these small positive changes that don’t take much effort at all you should pay attention to the results. After a few weeks you will probably notice you have more energy to enjoy life more, be more active, and feel less stressed.
By consistently adding small changes into your daily routines you will soon become the person you want to be and these habits will stay with you forever rather than a few weeks or days. Hope this gives you some motivation to try a few new things this week to kick some of those bad habits.