Getting healthy requires a change in behavior and habits.
Learning how to make a behavior change and add new healthy habits into your life is hard. Expecting yourself to change your behavior and implement healthy habits in to your life immediately is unrealistic. That's why we recommend a gradual change in behavior.
Here are three simple habits to implement in to your life and start the process of making a behavior change:
1. Get 7-8 hours of Sleep: It is very common to stay up late because of technology. Either you stay up scrolling through your phone or watching Netflix. No judgment. We've been there too. However, sleep is very important and often taken for granted. A good reminder to get more sleep, is sleep allows us to repair our bodies from the work and stress we put it under during the day. Our bodies need rest and time to repair, so we can function the next day.
2. Surround yourself with support: We all need a cheerleader in our life. The person who respects your goals and holds you accountable. It is very hard to stay committed to making a lifestyle change when your spouse or family, chooses to fight you on eating healthy or tells you not to exercise because they don't. Make sure to surround yourself with people that will support you no matter your goal and won’t tempt you to fall off track.
3. Give yourself compassion: The process of making a lifestyle change and creating new habits in your life requires hard work. This means there will be days when you do well and days when you may back slide. This is part of the process and is totally normal. Therefore, we encourage you to be kind to yourself and talk to yourself the way you would a child or your best friend. We bet you would be encouraging and positive towards those you love, so remember to do the same for yourself. You got this! Be patient and give yourself the time needed to make the changes you desire.
If you need help with making a behavior change, we would love to help you here at Fit therapy of Texas. We guarantee results and lifestyle changes that will stick with you for the rest of your life. You can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact us by phone at 210-495-3131 if you're ready to take your health and happiness back into your own hands.