Small Steps

Every day is a new chance to change your life (3)Making small positive changes in our everyday lives helps us to become the best that we can be.

Adopting a healthy diet and lifestyle might seem impossible for you, overwhelming, you feel like you will never be able to do it. But it CAN be done.

The easiest way I have found to approach it is to take it in small steps. Bite size pieces – please excuse the pun! Planning to get up next Monday morning and become a whole new – green smoothie drinking – yoga at 6am – person all at once might be what you WANT to do. But in practice it does not usually last too long, it is just not sustainable. Trying to change lots of things at once can overwhelm us all to easily. And that can then end up making us feel like a bit of a failure.

So – one small step at a time. Be realistic. Set goals for yourself that you know you will be able to achieve with just a little bit of effort.

For example:

  • Week 1 – I will drink 1L of water every day and reduce my 8 coffees down to 5
  • Week 2 – I will drink 1.5L water and only have 4 coffees
  • Week 3 – I will get out for a walk 3 days this week for 20 minutes
  • Week 4 – I will walk 5 days this week………….. and so on

Recognise it when you reach your goals and reward yourself with something nice – a bubble bath, a facial, or a trip to Penneys! Whatever makes you happy.

Health is a journey

Looking at all the shiny pictures of the shiny people on Instagram, its easy to think and feel a million miles from their glow of health. But just remember, what we see online is very seldom the whole true story. Every single person has their own journey to manoeuvre and everyone hits bumps in the road.

And plenty of them know how to take a good picture!

All anyone can do is their best. Taking small manageable steps in the right direction will still get you to your destination in the end.

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