Looking to start making healthier decisions?
We know it can at times be overwhelming to know where to start and where you should focus most of your attention. That’s why we wanted to give you 5 of our favorite tips to have a successful and fulfilling journey!
- Take it one step at a time
- While you want to have big picture goals, it’s important to focus your attention on the day to day rather than always being zoomed out. If you want to paint your whole house you start by looking at the end result and then tackling each wall at a time. It’s the same with your health goals: Have a goal, then focus your energy on what day to day steps are necessary to get you there.
- Never let a stumble be the end of your journey
- Did you miss a workout day? Go off track with a meal? Eat too many chips? These things happen. We are all imperfect people who will make mistakes. It’s not about if, it’s about when! Rather than let a misstep completely derail you, accept it and move on. No matter how big of a misstep you feel it was, all you can do it move forward and try to examine what you could do better next time!
- Everyone’s health journey will look differently – don’t compare yourself to others, it’s not their journey
- Is your partner making faster progress than you? Do you have a colleague that made sudden progress? It’s OK! It is easy (especially with social media) to look at others and wonder why that can’t be us or why they are seemingly doing better than we are. Remember, we are all on our own journey. Just because yours looks different doesn’t mean it’s bad or wrong; it’s just yours!
- Give yourself grace & have patience – it doesn’t happen overnight
- The best and most effective progress you can make is the kind that takes time. Overnight progress might feel good the time, but it’s often unrealistic and hard to sustain. Be patient and trust the process.
- Consistency over perfection
- Perfection means we are looking to make NO mistakes. This often leads us down the ‘screw it’ mentality: Any time we screw up we throw up our hands and say we will try again next week. Consistency means we aren’t looking for all or nothing. We are going to keep showing up and putting in the work!
Out of these 5, which do you feel working on would have the biggest impact for you? Are you getting hung up on comparing yourself to others? Do you expect yourself to be 100% perfect with your diet all the time? Do you expect instant results?
Try this: Take a few minutes to write down what you struggle with most and how you can help yourself starting today! Need help figuring out which one you should work on? Shoot us an email and a coach will be in touch!