Does it feel like you are barely making progress in your efforts to lose weight, get fit, or simply feel better?
There is something you can blame if you're feeling stuck, not seeing results, or peddling backwards.
YOUR HABITS. This includes your obvious habits, along with the much less obvious habits that your big habits are made up of. You may find the root of why you are stuck once you acknowledge the less obvious habits.
Here is the main challenge: discovering exactly what they are.
What habits are contributing to your efforts to to feel better, happy and healthier?
What habits are holding you back or causing you to peddle backwards?
These realizations must be observed over time. Give yourself a week, or two, or even more.
Observe yourself without judgement,
with wide open and brutally honest eyes,
from a place of love and curiosity.
Once you uncover what your habits are, you can then determine whether or not they are serving you.
Here are a few things to consider as you observe your habits this week:
The next step will be figuring out the ways to create and/or incorporate more of the habits that serve you, and eliminate the ones that don’t.
Brutal honesty with yourself will be the toughest part. Trust me on that! This exercise won't work if you're not ready to take off your blinders.
Habits are so incredibly powerful because they become second nature. They make up your lifestyle.
They are the things you do and the thoughts you think without even realizing it or second guessing it.
Like asking for the dressing on the side, and using only a little bit,
or ordering a side salad instead of french fries,
or taking the stairs instead of the elevator,
or making the time to pack a healthy lunch,
or working out as soon as you wake up.
Because that one cupcake you ate at the birthday party, or the one workout you had to miss because of a Doctors appointment is not the reason you gained weight.
It's your habits. It's the accumulation of all the little things and daily rituals that you think and do over and over again over a long stretch of time.
Your habits are little tiny steps that ultimately lead to your giant leaps!
The good news is that you can change habits that don't serve you. Of course, this requires hard work and continuous conscious effort. But when you do it over and over again, the effort transforms into a habit. This is when it becomes golden! You no longer have to think about it. You just DO it.