Lifestyle changes take time. That’s why New Year Resolutions don’t always work out. You have to start building a habit for several weeks until it becomes a lifestyle change. Just like you can’t expect to lose ten pounds over night, you can’t expect to change your life overnight. Typically a habit is formed after two weeks. For example, if you continuously drink a glass of water every morning for two weeks straight, it should become a habit, though that doesn’t make them permanent. Habits can still be broken and changed.
Some small changes that you can start making right now to improve your overall health include:
- Start your days with protein
- Get moving
- Focus on can, not can’t
- Drink more water
- Be your greatest cheerleader
- Forget the scale
- Sit down to eat
- Cut out unhealthy choices gradually
These small changes were inspired from RealSimple.com, a website dedicated to helping people live a happy life. Each suggested tip might help you take steps towards your healthy goals. Once you start improving your health with these small steps you’ll start to see big change.