Updated: Nov 10, 2019
Sometimes it is important but very difficult to take that first step in making a change.
Take a mini step which is very specific
“Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest step of you life. Tip toe if you must, but take the step. - unknown author”
How do I take a step that will make a difference in my life?
Make it very realistic and specific. Let's take an example to see how it would play out.
I know that I need to lose weight. Some common goals might be eat healthy and go to the gym. This is way to vague for most people to have success. If you take mini goals one step at a time, you will be much more likely to lose the necessary weight and more importantly keep it off.
week 1 - Decide to do something right now, make a plan for eating healthy and consult a nutritionist if you do not know much about eating healthy.
week 2 - implement plan - sunday meal prep and put it in your calendar, lots of healthy meals and snacks...
week 3- tackle the amount of water you drink. Have a very specific plan for drinking half your body weight in water throughout the day consistently.
week 4 - walk one mile first thing in the morning or at lunch and put it in your calendar. Most people are too tired at night and are more likely to skip the workout. Get your body used to moving and it will crave it everyday. This goal could stretch out four more weeks by adding one mile a day until you hit five miles a day.
week 5 - walk a little bit longer or investigate other types of exercise like yoga, gym, pilates...
Set a very specific plan that works in your schedule and sign up and pay for one month. For example - MW at 8 am Gentle Yoga and put it on your calendar.
I think you get the idea. These little steps become lifelong healthy habits and are much more realistic than saying "I am never going to eat sweets again."