Resolution time! Is improving your health on the list? If yes, read on.
Transform your health one step at a time this year
According to physical and behavioral science it takes 21 days to make or break a habit – for good or for ill. So, if you made one (1!) small healthy choice every three weeks for one year you would have made SEVENTEEN (17!) POSITIVE LIFESTYLE CHANGES! Give yourself a minute to really process that. What would your health look like one year from now after incorporating 17 healthy habits?
Make yourself a list of 17 healthy choices you can incorporate into your daily routine. Simple and easy is the key.
I once asked an instructor where to start at a time when I was very overwhelmed. Their response was to sing the Do Re Mi song from the Sound of Music – “Let’s start at the very beginning, a very good place to start…”. I can’t carry a tune in a bucket so I’ll just give you the You Tube link 😉 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jp0opnxQ4rY
Pick one simple healthy habit and work on that for the next three weeks. If you slip up a little bit – so what. Make each day a new beginning. In 21 days pick another thing off your list to work on. Incorporate your building blocks one at a time. Using this process you will create a very positive foundation on which to keep building. And it won’t seem like such a daunting endeavor! Click 18 for 2018 Schedule for a free pdf download with the 2018 twenty-one day schedule.
So the title of this blog says 18 for 2018 – Why do you keep talking about 17 changes? First, because of the twenty-one day cycle, the Gregorian calendar gives us 17 twenty-one day cycles with a little bit left over. And second, step 18 is a celebration! At the end of 2018, when you are celebrating your holiday traditions and reflecting on the past year, this is the perfect time practice the Attitude of Gratitude. Look how far you’ve come and how much you accomplished for your health this past year!
Every three weeks I will be offering up one healthy habit suggestion for your reference. I will start at the very beginning and build from there. You can follow my schedule or create your own. There may be times when you have already incorporated that particular healthy habit into your life and wish to work on something else for that segment. Download the 18 for 2018 Schedule pdf schedule now for a free handy reference.