What’s the first thing that happens when we go to start a new routine or habit? We want to make all the changes overnight! We want to start that new fitness and exercise routine, start the new diet, get on that new sleep routine – all at once! Our advice – Shrink the change. We often bite off more than we can chew when getting started. You’ll increase your chances of success when you merely focus on less. How do you know what to focus on first though?
We love to use this analogy. Think to yourself:
What is the ONE thing that if you change would make everything else that you want to change easier or even unnecessary?
What if you started with drinking just ONE extra glass of water each day? That would not only help with your hydration, but also your recovery, your sleep, and most likely your satiety. So often, when we feel hungry, we are actually dehydrated and don’t even realize it until it is too late.
As another example, say you want to start a new fitness routine. Would you jump right into 6 days a week training, or would you be ok starting by scheduling 2-3 days a week that you know you could commit to and have live in your calendar as an appointment with yourself (and your coach, ideally!)
Looking back into the past can give you a lot of insight on how you may have dealt with making bigger changes in your life. Can you remember as far back to January 1st, 2021? This may have been the day you were going to make that massive shift in your life and start doing (fill in the blank!).
How is that going for you now?
In reality, only 7% of people actually stick with their resolutions over the year. The other 93% of us may have bit off more than we could chew.
By focusing on smaller, more bite size changes over a longer period of time, you will actually see better results!
Ask yourself, what is the ONE thing I can do successfully over the next 7 days that will get me closer to my goals?
Can I drink ONE extra glass of water and track it?
Can I cut and slice my vegetables for the week?
Can I schedule my workouts 3 days this week?
Don’t do it all at once, just commit to ONE thing, and see how it goes.
We hope this little bite size tip helps you tackle change by shrinking it down just a little bit. Want to learn more about how we incorporate these daily habits into a total routine for your mind and body?! Check out our upcoming 30 day VIP Experience below, where you can get a kickstart to your fitness and your health.