This week we will focus on adding a healthy habit to our daily life.
Typically when we get ready to do a big health-related goal like lose weight – we focus exclusiely on what we will take out of our lives. No more chocolate, no more midnight snacks, no more this, no more that. It’s restrictive. It’s hard.
With the approach of ADDING a habit first, we will naturally hedge out some of those bad habits keeping us living an unhealthy lifestyle.
Goal setting, especially at the beginning of a new year, can be difficult if we’ve set goals for years and years and years at the turn of the year and haven’t followed through.
By setting goals and letting them fizzle out – we’ve taught our brains we CAN’T do it. We’ve taught our brains success doesn’t come from New Years Resolutions.
This “micro-goal” of adding a healthy habit is going to teach your brain that you CAN do it and you WILL do it. I talked all about how to develop good habits – and specifically CHANGE those ones you want to throw out – in this podcast episode.
Here are some easy-to-add ideas, but you can add any healthy habit to your life you want.
- Drink Half Your Body Weight in Ounces of Water
- Add 1,000 steps to your average step-count
- Get 7-8 hours of sleep
- Add an exercise routine
- Add more servings of veggies
- Add a healthy snack to your day
- Packing a lunch
- Walking for 5-10 minutes once an hour
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