Last week I wrote a blog post about the simple ways to make healthy lifestyle changes. (Click here to read it). While those changes may be simple, they require change and change ain’t always easy or fun.
Did you know that over 80% of New Year’s resolutions are abandoned within a week? If change were easy, we’d all be healthy, wealthy, and happy. It’s frustrating when you know what you want to do, but you can’t get yourself to do it consistently. If it's obvious that a new behavior is of benefit, why isn’t that change easy to make?
Change is challenging for several reasons:
It isn’t easy to change, but change is possible. The primary issue keeping you from following through on your plan to change is attempting to change too much, too soon. Smaller changes are easier to accomplish and to maintain.
How You Can Change
Change is possible with an effective approach:
Change requires patience with yourself. Understand why it’s so challenging to change and choose to make changes slowly and incrementally. Imagine how much you could change over a few years if you changed just a tiny amount each week. The results would be staggering! How much have you changed over the last few years? Give slow change a chance.