Do you struggle to create habits and stick to the changes that you want in your life?
In this blog we're going to cover three common reasons why many people struggle to stick to their plans and their lifestyle changes
The first reason that I commonly see is about setting their targets too high.
It's a good idea to have an end goal, but if you don't have stepping stones then it's easy to feel overwhelmed. And every time you think of the big goal it's easier to change your mind, to flit from one thing to another.
Whether your goal is a dietary change or whether that's an exercise program or whether that's changing your sleep routines so that you sleep better, whatever it might be, creating small steps, small changes so that they are sustainable.
Another common thought is that you want quick results, want to see something now.
You don't go into a gym necessarily expecting to come out a bodybuilder. But setting realistic targets in our mind and thinking of it as lifestyle changes rather than as a quick fix. Doing a diet which you're gonna lose a certain amount of pounds to then potentially put it all back on again.
It's about incorporating habits as lifestyle changes rather than quick fixes.
The last one I'm going to cover here is about linking your goals, your habits, your routines, whatever it might be to your values.
You've probably heard people talking about phrases like "know your why, not just your what, but your why" and that's what's going to motivate you. Then your habits are always linked to your values.
So understanding what your values are, living those throughout your life and linking your habits and your routines to them is going to make them easier to change into your lifestyle. And you'll be more motivated to do them on a daily, weekly basis, whatever it is.
That's three common reasons people fail at their habits, their routines, their goals, whatever it might be. They set their targets too big without any stepping stones, they expect quick fixes rather than making lifestyle changes and they're not linked to their values, they are doing it potentially for a reason that isn't motivating to them.
So they're three reasons and I will be covering another three in another short blog next week.
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