You’ve set out on your health and fitness plan- recorded every calorie, and exercised regularly, yet still feel that you can't break the endless cycle of starting over?
I hear it all the time, "I couldn't wake up at 5am like you do"
"I need to be a morning person."
"If I could workout before the kids wake up".
I couldn't before, and then I did.
Like I really couldn't before. I sleep 7-9 hours people. I used to sleep more than 10.
How did this seemingly small habit, of waking before everyone get started? How did I actually stick to it?
Tips on creating habits that stick
1. Start small. Trying to take on too much at once is a surefire way to fail. Choose one habit you want to work on and start there. Once you’ve got that habit down, you can move on to another. I recommend my clients start ONE habit at a time.
Let's use waking up earlier as an example. Just ONE change.
2. Make it realistic. Don’t try to overhaul your entire lifestyle overnight. That’s just setting yourself up for failure. Instead,
focus on making small changes that you can realistically stick to.
Waking up early was a big one for me, as I knew I could get silence AND possibly start gym time.
3. Get specific. The more specific you are with your goals, the better. So don’t just say you want to “wake up early” or “workout early”. Tell yourself you will wake up 15 minutes earlier Monday, Wednesday, Friday and go to sleep 15 minutes earlier Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday by December 15th. 2022.
4. Write it down/tell someone about it. I have my clients write their new habit goal on the fridge, the bathroom mirror or their CAR! Try sharing on social too! Making your goals public makes them more real and also people will be inspired. Tag me! I'll keep ya accountable!
5. Attach it to something you already do! When I first started waking up earlier , I would look forward to coffee. Just thinking of my coffee and reading something would help me get up.
If you neeed guidance with getting started, grab my Five Words to Finding Your Why guide here, it's going to help you hone in on what your goals truly are.