Tiny Daily Habits Lead to Big Changes

Do you get overwhelmed by lofty goals and stressed out by change?  Does the thought of losing weight sound impossible to you?  Do you feel like you need to change too many habits in your daily life in order to lose weight?  If you are thinking about making a change in your life for the better, this article is for you.

Losing weight and melting away fat to uncover your beautiful body is a tough journey for everyone.  But it can be done!  First, you need to realize that trying to lose weight overnight is not realistic.  Setting a goal of losing too much weight too quickly can lead to avoidance of the goal and giving up early. Weight loss starts with the first pound and the first pound starts with making tiny changes in your day-to-day lifestyle.  What are some tiny things in your day-to-day life that could be changed to make you a happier and healthier you?

When was the last time you actually wrote down your goals?  Maybe on New Year’s Day?  Did you set any health or weight loss goals?  You’re much more likely to achieve your goals if you write them down.  It’s also important to set short term and long-term goals.  For example, a long term goal would be “I will lose 20 pounds by July” and a short term goal to help you achieve that goal would be “I will lose 10 pounds by April 1st”.  But the MOST important goals to set are what tiny things you are going to do EACH day in order to accomplish your goal.  For example, “in order to lose 20 pounds by July I will make a healthy smoothie every weekday morning for breakfast and I will take the stairs instead of the elevator to my office at work every day”.

When you make tiny changes in your daily life – like getting in the habit of taking the stairs instead of the elevator or making a smoothie every morning for breakfast – over time you will start to see big changes.  But it all starts with the tiny things you do each day.  Change your life–start today with one tiny change.