Did you know that it only takes 21 days to make or break a habit?
Take the challenge! Pick a habit and promise yourself 21 days to change it… whether it’s making it or breaking it! Here are a few tips to help you get started:
1. Don’t try to change too many habits at once. For example, if you are trying to get in shape, don’t say “I’m going to exercise every day, I’m going to cut out all junk food, I’m going to get 6-8 hours of sleep, and I’m going to drink a gallon of water a day.” If those aren’t things you are used to doing, you’re setting yourself up for failure. Take it one step at a time!
2. Write down the habit you want to change and write down specific plans for achieving that goal. Rather than saying “I will exercise”, say “I will do my 30 minute workout DVD 4 times a week. I will wake up 30 minutes earlier to workout before I get ready for work.”
3. Repeat the behavior your aiming for as often as you can. The more you repeat it and make it a habit, the more it becomes instinctive.
If getting healthy and in shape is in fact your goal, and you want just a little more help in reaching it, then leave a comment with your email or feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.