Many of us want change in our lives but we aren’t really prepared or willing to change things. If you keep doing the things you have always done you will keep getting the things you have always gotten! It’s a simple concept really.
If you keep talking about starting an exercise regime but never do, or you talk about wanting to eat healthy yet you still hold onto unhealthy eating habits, how is your body going to improve? Through wishful thinking or by throwing magical fairy dust into the air?
Our dysfunctional, negative and destructive habits can cause us a lot of pain, grief and unhappiness, and unless we are willing to do things a little (or a lot) differently, it’s impossible to move towards a life that feels better.
Do you often complain about your finances, your relationships or your health? What things are you actively doing to change your current situation?
The great thing about change is that you only need to make small gradual changes in order to help propel you forward towards your goals.
For example, if you normally drink a cup of coffee as soon as you wake up in the morning, drink a glass of water first in order to rehydrate your body and kick start your metabolism.
If you normally eat a muffin or something sugary to help get you through your afternoon slump, perhaps choose an apple and a small handful of almonds instead to help stabilise your blood sugar levels.
You don’t need to become a new person overnight. Slowly starting to change your habits and embracing a new way of living is the secret to creating a new life for yourself.
Most people are so afraid of change that they make excuses and come up with all sorts of reasons as to why they can’t achieve their goals. Why would anyone not do what’s needed to move forward? It’s because change can often feel uncomfortable and sometimes even painful.
If you’re used to getting up at a certain time and having a particular routine, getting up one hour earlier to go to the gym or to go for a run can be uncomfortable.
If you’re used to grabbing take out or a packaged meal when you get home from work late, preparing a quick, healthy meal can seem like too much effort.
The clients that get the best results from my meal plans are the ones who take full responsibility for their lives and are open to doing things differently. They don’t complain about having to change their routine or having to eat in a way that they perhaps aren’t used to. They know that change is inevitable if they are to enjoy the type of body that they want.
We are creatures of comfort and tend to become conditioned to act and think in certain ways, even if those actions and thoughts hinder the realisation of our goals.
If you haven’t already read my previous post about motivation, you can read it here: www.onelifeonebody.net/blog/how-to-discover-your-motivation-for-success as without motivation you will be missing the catalyst needed to begin the process of change in your life.
The first step to change is to find YOUR motivation and the second step is to embrace change.
Stay tuned for the third step!