Sometimes a goal can be so big, so grandiose, so all-encompassing that it can seem downright overwhelming. Improving your health is no exception. There are so many things you can focus on: dropping unwanted weight, eating better, decreasing stress levels, improving your fitness, and so on and so forth. When we don’t know where to start for such big, vague goals, we tend not to start at all.
So instead of putting off the giant goal of “being healthy,” why don’t we settle for just being a little healthier today, and then the next day, and then the next? Small changes can add up to make a big impact. Plus, when you make small, subtle changes to things like your diet or exercise routine, you hardly notice something’s different.
It’s kind of like money. For example, a $5 coffee doesn’t sound like much, but if you buy one every day for one year, it’d cost you over $1,800. Start making your coffee at home, and you suddenly have a pretty big chunk of pocket change. The same thing goes for your health! Cut 100 calories a day, and in a year you could drop 10 pounds; or run 1/4 mile further every week, and you could be running a half marathon by the start of the new year.
Breaking things down into smaller, more manageable pieces is a great way to not only achieve your goals but make them stick. Why not try to make one small positive change each day? By the end of the month, you won’t believe the impact you’ve made on your health.
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