Creating Healthy Habits
You are probably aware of some positive changes you would like to make in your life. Taking time to reflect on the self-improvements you’d like to make will help you to create healthy habits that shower you with an abundance of energy, confidence, and wellness.
What do you think you could improve upon in your life to feel, think and be your best?
What improvements could you make in your nutrition choices?
Perhaps you would like to make improvements in physical activity or develop new therapeutic remedies for stress management?
What are all the areas in your life you would like to change or improve?
You may have major improvements you would like to make or some minor improvements. Create a list of those self-improvements you would like to make.
Awareness of the areas you would like to improve is the first step toward creating a healthy new habit. Accept the current place in life you are in right now. You may find you want to just start with one improvement. Once you’ve made this list, read it over again. Go deep within and ask yourself what is currently keeping you from changing the same situation and the same patterns that don’t contribute to your overall happiness.
Write these thoughts next to each self-improvement item on your list:
Ask yourself, “how willing am I to make this change?” Create a reason why within yourself.
Have you arrived at a place in your life where you are absolutely fed up with the same old results you see no matter what you’ve tried?
Is this change you want to make really something you yourself want to do or have you been attempting to make this change for someone else?
What is the true reason you want to make this improvement?
A true want is putting you in a state of willingness. This will create a true desire in you and will often be a motivational reason to refer to again and again to help keep you on track and to ultimately begin living this new healthy habit each day.
Once the desire is there it is time to create an action plan In order for a self-improvement to become a reality, it is necessary to Arrange for Success. Arranging for success is creating an action plan that has a solution you can commit to in order to fully implement the healthy habit into your life. What self-care action steps can you take each day, big or small, that will keep you moving toward seeing more of what you want in your life and not away from what you want to see more of in your life?
Once your plan is created you will need to Monitor Your Actions. You will want to become much, much more in tune, with what you are doing right each day and what you are doing wrong each day, that is either assisting in moving you forward or is holding you back from creating new healthy habits. One way to monitor actions is with commitment – every day. Start by keeping a journal log of your workouts for example and the progress you make. The results you begin to see in your self-improvements will motivate you to stick with your action plan.
Remember the self-improvements you want to create by reading your list and connecting with the feeling of willingness and desire. Once you have connected with that emotional response that is leading you to a strong pull – enabling a “yes I want to see healthy habits in my life” this positive attitude, will help you to stay on track by monitoring your actions.
Self-care acts communicate self-love, which create healthy habits.
What healthy habits are you already practicing regularly? Contact me if you need some guidance creating an action plan and accountability!