Creating a healthy lifestyle doesn’t have to be difficult. We make it challenging by delving into a multitude of changes all at once. Instead of beginning a new diet, adding in a regimented exercise program, instantly drinking half your weight in ounces of water and signing up for transcendental meditation, take a few days to figure out a more logical action plan … a more sustainable approach.
I’ve found that the best way to do this is to find a few hours, split up if necessary, to sit down and reflect and journal about what you want to change. What are the reasons for the change? Your reasons could be many, or singular. Maybe you want to lose weight, impact a health condition or boost your energy. Often people want to make changes in order to avoid a specific disease for which they have a genetic predisposition.
When you focus on the reason for the changes, you can get clear about the starting point. Rather than doing everything at once and failing at the one or two-month mark, you can start building habits that will support your intended outcome. Let’s say you are prone to kidney stones. An obvious first step would be to drink more water. Once you build that habit you can move on to another. Maybe there’s a food element involved in the development of your kidney stones. In this case, removing certain foods from your diet makes sense.
Let’s build a stairway to great health, one step at a time. As a Certified Health Coach I can help you identify and successfully achieve your healthy living goals. Check out my other blog posts and the Coaching section of my website for more. I have a toolbox full of things that will help you achieve your goals. Use the Contact Me section and let’s make it happen!
My mission is to support you in creating the healthy lifestyle you desire.