Habits are funny things. Some say it takes 21 days to make a habit, others say 66 days. Either way, it requires a daily commitment. Consistency is queen.
I’m revisiting my water habit. Again. So that’s what I’m sipping on now. You?
When I started on this path of trying to take better care of myself, the work I had to do was daunting. I drank no water, ate no vegetables, didn’t exercise, ran non-stop 18 hours a day. You get the idea, right?
The bad news? There was SO. MUCH. TO. CHANGE.
The good news? There was SO MUCH ROOM FOR IMPROVEMENT.
But where to begin? I didn’t have a strategy, per se. So I picked one little thing with good odds. Back then, it was eating breakfast. My food habits were horrible and my body was so whacked that I didn’t have normal hunger signals. I essentially starved myself throughout the day because I wasn’t hungry. And then when I did get hungry, I was famished and ate crap that was fast and handy.
In hindsight, the breakfast habit was the perfect ONE thing to practice.
It was a daily action. It was doable so I set myself up to succeed. (Great tip by Carla!).
I also discovered that this one simple action had a positive domino effect on my other food habits. It improved my energy and mood. It reset my body’s natural hunger signals. I would be less famished so I made better food choices. Bingo.
What’s the ONE THING I can do such that by doing it everything will be
easier or unnecessary? Gary Keller
Everyone’s ONE thing will be different. And the ONE thing probably changes over time.
It may be committing to 20 minutes of movement every day. It may be well timed grocery shopping so the healthy foods are handy and convenient. It may be drinking more water or logging off the computer by 8pm.
Good energy breeds good energy.
I’m one small action away from making or breaking a habit.
Contemplation and Action: What’s your ONE thing? Email me and let me know. I’d love to support your commitment to practicing your one thing. Every day. No matter what.