Making healthy choices can help us to feel better and live longer, healthier lives, but it’s not always easy. The good news is that change is possible as long as you have a strategy to set yourself up for success. Read on to learn how to do just that.
Know your habits
Even the most mundane and regular things can become habits over time. These repetitive behaviors that make you feel good can affect your brain to create habits that may be hard to change. The first thing to do when changing a habit is to be aware of the things you do on a regular basis.
Create a plan
A key strategy is to include small, reasonable goals with specific actions you’ll take to move toward them. Reaching attainable goals will keep you motivated to keep moving forward. You should also plan for obstacles and consider what could derail your efforts to live healthier.
Doing positive things for yourself can be very rewarding but over time you may wonder if you can stick with it. Keeping a record or journal can help you see how far you’ve come and the goals you’re trying to achieve.
Sometimes when you’re trying to adopt healthier habits, other health issues can get in the way. Mental health issues like depression and anxiety can be an underlying problem to your unhealthy habits. Working with health professionals can help you address any underlying conditions and help you succeed with your goals.
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