8th November 2017 2 min to read
Create Healthy Habits Not Restrictions
Category : Wellness
With summer being hot on our heels this is usually the time of year where I see people going to all sorts of drastic and potentially harmful measures to lose weight so that they can look good for that summer holiday. I can completely relate as I used to be one of them, but let me tell you that there is no quick fix to anything in life & weight loss is certainly no exception.
If you want any sort of longstanding health gains, it is not going to happen over night, it is going to take time & never forget that everything in life has a consequence and when it comes to your health, are those drastic measures for short term gain really worth the long term effects on your overall health & well-being?
With this in mind, I recently when to a conference where we discussed successful people and we focused on what are some of the traits that successful people possess…
Yes, we had all the usual things like: honesty, & passion but the one trait that stood out for me was that successful people have GOOD HABITS…
They focus on RIGHT daily actions & make these actions into DAILY HABITS.
“In truth, the only difference between those who have failed and those who have succeeded lies in the difference of their habits. Good habits are the key to all success. Bad habits are the unlocked door to failure.” Og Mandino
So this got me thinking… We need to help people change their focus from making their health a DESTINATION to rather creating HEALTHY HABITS. It is not that people want to fail at making health their a priority, it is just that they have not setup the right mindset to help them create the right daily habits so that they can achieve their health goals.
If this is you & you have been struggling to lose weight or with your health I want to encourage you to take a few moments to step back and look at your daily habits. Are they setting you up for success or do you need to work on creating some new ones… (& Yes we all know that creating new habits is painful… but so worth it in the end)
So my challenge to you is this… rather than making your health some quick fix, spend some time creating healthy habits. Habits that will bring you closer to helping you make leading a healthy lifestyle fun and attainable.