Habits & Mindset Changes For Your Best Life
“Inch by inch it's all a cinch, by the yard it's hard. Go for it -- no matter how slow or long the process seems at first.” ― Mardi Ballou
When you want to change your life, it isn’t about the big, miraculous changes to your life. But instead the small changes, the daily habits, and the mindset shifts.
If you want to improve your life by improving your health and fitness habits or daily practices, here are some ideas that will help you get there, one small step at a time.
Daily health and fitness practices are not meant to be complex. They are nothing more than a selection of habits you do on a regular basis for your physical health, wellness, emotional health, productivity, and fulfillment.
Here are some ideas to simplify them so you don’t end up feeling more overwhelmed and stressed.
Be realistic with how much time you have and what is most important to you.
Simplifying your daily health and fitness practices doesn’t mean you have to cut everything out, but rather choose what is most important to you, and get rid of what is no longer serving you.
For example, if you feel like a failure because you have “do an hour workout” every morning before work, but almost never have time for it, stop adding this to your routine! Shorten your workout or move it to another block during the day.
Know Your Priorities
Begin by asking yourself the following questions.
• What is your biggest priority right now?
• What do you want to accomplish?
• Why do you want to simplify your daily routines?
Start here when figuring out what to include in your daily health and fitness practice, and what you must, therefore, leave out.
If you want to have a simpler daily practice because you feel overwhelmed, write down what you don’t like doing, don’t have time for, or just have lost interest in.
Start Slow To Develop Long-Term Health and Fitness Habits
If you are going from having virtually no daily health and fitness habits, to wanting a structured daily practice that you will enjoy, then you must start slow.
Pick just one or two things, to begin with, and start doing them every day until they become a part of your daily habits. Maybe the first week, all you do is make your bed every morning or drink a glass of water first thing when you get out of bed or get out for a morning walk.
The rest of your morning routine is up to you, however, make sure you always do that one thing you committed to.
Then, the next week, add a second task for the morning, like doing 5 minutes of stretching, sit in meditation for 5 minutes or write in your gratitude journal after your first practice from week 1.
Keep working on your daily health and fitness practices just a little at a time.
Imagine how many new healthy habits you will develop in a month and in your year if you make it a practice of making and sticking to new habits week after week.
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