Implementing new habits takes time. It’s so important to be patient with yourself, and rather set smaller, more achievable goals, than overly ambitious habits ✨
Implementing new habits takes time. It’s the most common thing to want to change something, or start a new habit and thinking that you will just go all in and go from fx not working out to working out 5 times a week.
And then what happens? It gets overwhelming, and then you quit one day, then you feel like you’ve failed and you go down the rabbit hole and thinks that it doesn’t matter then and then you quit it all, and you’ve disappointed yourself.
Does that sound familiar? I know the feeling, I’ve done it many times myself with all kind of things, and I know this is such a common thing for so many people. We want to do it all at once.
But the secret to succeeding, and making yourself happy and proud, is to set smaller, more achievable goals for yourself.
Instead of saying to yourself that you will go from not working out to start working out 5 days a week, then begin with just 1 day. Just focus on exercising 1 day at week for a longer period of time. You will gain way more satisfaction from being able to stick to this ‘simple’ habit. This small success experience will give you even more motivation, and when you feel like the 1 day workout a week is just a natural part of your life, then you can add 1 more day etc.
Small, but steady progress makes all the difference towards creating healthy, sustainable habits for yourself ✨
TIP If you find it hard to stay accountable to yourself, then find someone who can help you. Find a friend, family member, boyfriend/girlfriend or a coach who can help you and encourage and support you on the side.
Book recommendation: Atomic Habits