As the end of January edges closer, chances are people who made New Year Resolutions will be starting to lapse on their new commitments. Regardless of what it is, most people tend to phase out the new changes as motivation wanes slightly. However, when it comes to making positive changes in your life, you don’t really need to wait for the start of a new year.
Starting small with little changes can pave the way for you to implement bigger, more life-changing adaptations to your life.
A great place to start is to write down all of the things you can to change or introduce to your life. A goal journal or diary will help you track your changes and record your progress.
For example, if you are looking to change your diet, you can keep a food diary to keep track of what you are eating and when and look for a way you can make changes such as swapping unhealthy snacks for fruit and nutrient-rich foods such as nuts. The same can be done if you are starting to work out more. Find something that interests you to help you keep your motivation and stay dedicated to your new exercise regimen.
Record your changes and celebrate your goals as you reach them and hopefully implement life long changes.
Make A Change.
Let’s face it; there are always things we want to change in our lives. Setting a realistic plan on what you want to change and how you are going to make it happen can be the difference between successfully implementing changes and finding yourself back at square one.
Hold yourself accountable to make sure you stay on plan and follow it through. If you need extra help making the changes, then seek assistance from professionals in this area. If you are struggling with substance abuse, you can find a women’s drug rehab program to help you break the habit and make positive changes to your life.
Look for ways you can help yourself to make these changes, do you need to avoid certain foods, areas, or places? If so find alternatives that won’t sway you back to old habits. If your changes are dietary, look for ways you can help yourself stay on track by meal planning and preparing food to take out of the house with you.
Don’t Be Too Hard On Yourself.
It takes an average of 60 times before something new becomes a habit you do without thinking about it. Rome wasn’t built in a day and new changes to your lifestyle won’t be permanent overnight, no matter how much you want them to so forgive yourself if things don’t go to plan. Remember, nothing is set in stone and what works for one person doesn’t work for everyone. If something isn’t working, change it.
If you are struggling to find the motivation, remind yourself why you are making the changes and restructure your focus or your end goal.
Let’s take losing weight; telling yourself you need to lose 25kg can seem daunting. Breaking it down to 5kg segments is much easier to achieve and also maintain. Take your time – you are making changes for life, not just today.