Better Health Is Easier than You Think
Better health sounds good, but does making changes seem too overwhelming? Does going to the gym five days a week for 45-minutes trigger hyperventilation, or does just thinking about eating only healthy food lead you to fears of failure, deprivation, and starvation? Better health is easier to accomplish one step at a time.
Let’s tackle the issue of exercise. Instead of setting an initial goal of going to the gym five times a week for 45-minutes, let’s set a more realistic goal. Your first goal is to do a little preliminary groundwork.
Once you’ve laid the groundwork, you’re ready for the next step. Start the exercise program. But start it slowly. This approach will make it less likely that you will injure yourself and help to keep you from feeling overwhelmed.
This same idea can be used for improving your diet. Make one change a month lest you be overcome by a fear of deprivation or starvation.
I think you get the idea. Set goals that are achievable, not overwhelming. Set goals that you can successfully reach. Success always feels better than failure. If you continue with setting achievable goals, just think where you’ll be in one year. Better health will also help lift depression and decrease anxiety.
Pretty amazing, huh? Good luck and you can do it!