So many times, people tell me they can’t “stick” with a healthy lifestyle because they believe they don’t have the willpower or discipline.
It’s true: some days it can take a bit of self-control to eat your veggies instead of cookies or chips.
But here’s something worth thinking about:
If you get up regularly every morning, have a job, floss your teeth, pay your bills, and do all of the other “adulting” things …
YOU ALREADY HAVE DISCIPLINE and SELF-CONTROL.
What it DOES take is thinking about things differently …
And being EXCITED & COMMITTED to the payoffs (rather than the immediate payoff):
What is your WHY?
● Feeling better
● Having more energy
● Being more confident
● Feeling happier
● Knowing you can count on yourself to take action!
One of the best ways to build that excitement and commitment is to make healthy changes ONE STEP AT A TIME …
So, you don’t get overwhelmed or have to white-knuckle a total lifestyle change.
That way you get to feel and see firsthand the PAYOFFS of your actions. SMALL HABIT CHANGES lead to big rewards.
Which is one huge factor in turning those habits into something you WANT to do, vs. something you “HAVE” to do.
It also helps you get back on track ASAP if you slip (intentionally or unintentionally) from your new-normal healthy routine.
(And bonus: when you do it long enough … your actions turn into habits which makes them even EASIER to do.)
What is one area of your life that you feel like you ALREADY have a lot of discipline in?
Let me know in the comments! ⬇️⬇️⬇️