I bet you start every year, every month, or every week thinking you’re going to start doing something healthy, but how many of those things do you actually end up doing? But there’s a better way to do it. Just pick one of the things on this list and you’ll life will start changing today!
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I bet you have vowed to start being healthy this year, this month, or this week, but somehow that rarely ever happens. How many of your resolutions have actually become habits?
Most people don’t stick to their resolutions and as a result, they never pick up any healthy habits. The world is full of people who don’t stick to their diet, stop going to the gym, and settle for eating takeout and junk food.
How to stick to healthy habits
Sometimes, the problem is we try to do too many things at once. We want to get up earlier, start a diet, go to the gym, be more present, more mindful, and more productive all the same time. What happens is we get overwhelmed and give up on trying to accomplish anything. It’s a bad strategy.
A better way is to focus on achieving only one thing at a time. Think of one thing you can change in your daily routine and concentrate on doing that. Once you’ve picked up this new habit, move on to the next one.
How I turned resolutions into habits
This approach has worked wonders for me.
Six years ago, I was carrying too much extra weight and I was eating a lot of processed food, junk, and takeout. During a routine blood test, my glucose level came out higher than it should be. Sadly, I’m prone to diabetes due to my family history, so this result terrified.
At that moment, I decided to start working out. I focused on getting up an hour earlier to get some exercise. I didn’t really worry about my diet, all I thought about was exercising.
It was hard at first, but exercise slowly became a part of my daily routine. I started feeling better and more motivated, so I decided to start eating healthier.
The rest is history. I’ve been exercising every single day for 6 years, and I turned my eating habits around. No more junk and processed food for me! My glucose level is normal and I’m fitter than ever before. My life has changed completely and all because I decided to start one healthy habit.
Healthy habits you can start today
Getting fit and healthy is not impossible. Just pick just thing from this list and start doing it today!
Take 20 minutes to eat a healthy, nutritious meal today.
Drink 8 glasses of water today.
Do 30 minutes of physical activity today.
Have a green salad today.
Don’t eat white bread, cookies or cakes today.
Don’t drink soda today.
Don’t eat junk food or takeout today.
Stop eating after 7 pm today.
Take 15 minutes to relax today.
Go to bed an hour earlier today.
Do one of these things just for today. Then, tomorrow get up and do it again. Take it one day at a time.
If you start doing any one of the things on this list, you’ll be able to change your life and be healthier.