Sweat & Smiles: If You Want to Start Changing Your Life You'll First have to Start Changing Your Mind
- Set yourself up to win. Too often we create lofty expectations with no plan. Spend some time thinking of the things that will be obstacles for you and how you can get over, around, or through them. Use the tools that you already have: your cell phone calendar, alarm reminders, or apps like ReWi (specifically designed to help the rewiring process)
- Surround yourself with supporters. I am a firm believer that we should through all of our energy towards what we want more of. Instead of focusing on people who are standing in your way, start to surround yourself with those who will support your rewiring growth.
- Do a little daily. When you are rewiring yourself to a healthy lifestyle setting a goal to work out everyday isn’t going to set you up to win. However, you can do something everyday to get there. My usual suggestion is three workouts a week and four days doing 10 minutes of movement whether it’s stretching, walking, dancing, or gardening it’s a little daily.
- Be kind to yourself. Don’t forget that you may take the path of least resistance every now and then but that doesn’t mean you haven’t started a new law of facilitation and it surely doesn’t mean to continue on the old path. Once you’ve recognized you’ve fallen into old habits take a step towards the new one. The day isn’t shot, you don’t have time wait to start over next week, and you don’t need to beat yourself up about it. Put on your snowshoes and start making the new path less resistant.