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2 ways to get more consistent with your health routine
I get it.
Change is hard.
Keeping consistent with these changes is even harder.
You need a way to ensure you’ll stay the course.
This happens right from the beginning of your journey.
Best to set forth on the right foot.
“I don’t have time.”
This is probably the single greatest objection I hear from someone when it comes to following a new health and fitness program.
And for a lot of people, this could be a valid excuse.
It’s why I’ve adopted a new perspective around time management:
We only have so much energy in a day, so we have to be cautious about where we allocate our resources. And what we spend our time doing is a great reflection of what we truly value.
If we value something enough, we should make time for it - not wait for it to fall into our laps.
That’s why a fundamental practice we should integrate into our lives is the simple (but not easy) action of making time.
We need to get better at flexing our priority management muscle. Over time, it becomes more accustomed to the changes we wish to make in our lives.
In the beginning, making time might look like:
scheduling in 10 minute daily walks for the week ahead
planning when you’ll get to the grocery store and what you’ll buy
deciding to shut the television off 15 minutes early to read before bed
Later on, it could look like:
booking in your four runs and two workouts this week
doing a 2 hour Sunday prep session for meals throughout the week
waking up 15 minutes earlier to meditate and make a healthy breakfast
It doesn’t matter how it looks.
It only matters that you practice making time.
The act of doing this says a lot about your commitment to change. If you continue to do this every day, massive changes can begin to take place in your life.
You’ll start to get better at taking control of what you can.
You won’t be leaving your fate up to chance.
Priority management is a fundamental skill for your long-term success.
Shrink the change
Most people fall off track because they do too much at once.
And what they set out to do wasn’t actually aligned with their goals.
Whatever you do, make sure you can easily commit to doing it.
Rather than waking up two hours earlier to go for for a run, meditate, and make a smoothie, you might try simply waking up 10 minutes earlier and using that time to practice one of those things.
Then after some time and that becomes easier, you can try adding on something else.
What to do next
It’s time for rubber to meet the road:
What healthy action(s) are you going to schedule in for this week?
How will you “shrink the change” to a manageable level?
Feel free to reply back with your responses!
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