Beginning a journey of change can be overwhelming and stressful. Developing healthier habits isn’t always easy, but is possible if you know where to start and the steps to take. We’ve listed a few below to get you started, especially for those new year’s resolutions.
-Plan: Make a plan that is sustainable and stick to it. Write it down, put it in your phone, or put it somewhere that you are constantly reminded of it.
-Change your surroundings: Sometimes we grow out of our situations or circle of friends and that’s ok. Making a change in your surroundings and or circle of friends you surround yourself with can be one of the biggest life changing and goal accomplishing changes you can do.
-Ask for Support: Ask for help when you don’t know where to start. Look for resources and or get an accountability partner. An accountability partner can be so helpful in not only your fitness journey, but also your daily life goals.
-Track your progress: Whether your are tracking in an app or writing it down tracking your goals and progress are so important in order to show where you started, are at, and where you are going. Its harder to avoid or not do something if it’s right there in front of your face as a daily reminder.
-Dream: If you don’t dream and set goals you will never know the possibilities, but also don’t forget to start by setting short term goals that lead up to long term bigger goals. Don’t let people talk you out of your goals and remember it’s only failure if you don’t learn from it.
-Fill your time with healthy activities: Change your daily routine and incorporate healthier activities and other activities that you learn from daily.
-Reward yourself: From your goals, don’t forget to reward yourself as you reach them.
-Be patient: Patience isn’t most of our virtues, but being patient is so important as you aren’t going to see immediate change overnight for just about any goal you set. Consistency is key when setting, executing, and reaching almost all goals big or small. Greatness takes time.