Have you had a successful start to your 2020, but sometimes struggle to stick at it?
Then check out todays blog where I share 3 steps that can help you to create more consistency and
have you achieving your lifestyle goals with less stress and more ease.
You’re off and running, and boy doesn’t it feel great to be back into the swing of things, everything’s working out just the way you want it to, in fact life couldn’t be any better.
You’re on top of the world, what could possibly go wrong, right?
Something happens that interrupts you’re flow and you’re completely derailed.
The struggle is real and you’re left feeling deflated, demotivated, stuck, and challenged to get your mojo back into full swing again.
Does this ever sound like you?
Then never fear, greater consistency is near!
The benefits of greater consistency in life can make for a stronger level of accountability, and lead to the creation of healthier habits which can soon form the basis of daily action.
By setting up healthy habits such as creating more time and space in your life can have you living a lifestyle of less stress and more ease, whilst increasing your energy, efficiency and productivity.
But what happens when the tables suddenly turn, the mess and stress accumulates, and you are right back where you started?
The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
This is a challenge I have had numerous client’s ask me for advice on over the years.
But the fact of the matter is, we all have slip ups and unfortunately but fortunately that’s what helps us to learn and grow and experience this beauty of what we call 'life'.
However, by learning the habits that can best serve and support us in such times of struggle are a pivotal part to greater wellbeing and consistency in our daily actions.
So today I want to share with you 3 simple steps that can help you to bust bad habits and create greater consistency in taking action on a daily basis.
So let’s get started…
Step 1: Be realistic
One of the common denominators I see with those who start out all systems blazing yet struggle to maintain the course is setting unrealistic measures and expectations.
By not being realistic with where your life is really at or having your expectations too high you are setting yourself up for failure before you even start.
The key here is to get realistic with yourself on what you can and want to do and commit to.
Then take it one step at a time.
This will help to reduce the stress and create more consistent ease and flow.
Step 2: Create healthy habits
All habits both good and bad have a benefit, otherwise you wouldn’t do it.
The key to getting rid of the bad habit is to replace it with something that gives you the same benefit but without the negative impact.
To do this a great way is to start replacing your old habit with the new action you need to take instead.
For example; instead of eating ice cream for dessert that might bring a sense of comfort and satisfaction, have a healthy fruit salad or cup of herbal tea that will replenish, restore, and have you feeling good. Minus the added unhealthy sugars and fats that can have a negative health effect long term.
By doing this you are retraining your brain and body by re-conditioning it in a way that will soon become your new norm.
Step 3: Have a running to-do-list
Movement creates momentum and the more we move, the more we do, which can increase our consistency in taking action.
So step 3 is to set up your running to-do-list.
This list should include anything that you want to bring into focus in order to action more consistently.
These actions must be both clear and specific.
For example; instead of saying ‘I want to exercise more regularly to lose 3 kgs’, the specific actions could be to complete a 30 minute run today at 7am and prepare your healthy lunch at 8am.
Other actions could include; replying to your outstanding emails, returning the phone calls you missed yesterday, to taking action on your next work task and so on.
Now I know that creating healthy habits that stick can get a little overwhelming, especially if you have a lot happening in your life already.
So if you’re struggling to find time to work out how you can best manage your time and lifestyle commitments in order to stay on track.
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This program can help you to create the space and time to take action on what you want to have occur in your life whether it be losing weight to feeling great.
From time management systems and strategies to developing the rituals and routines that help you to achieve your lifestyle goals.
This program helps you to create the healthy habits you need to live a clean and clutter free life with less stress and more ease.
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Have a great day, and here’s to staying on track.