Have you ever asked someone for something and they gave you an excuse that doesn’t really hold water?
Working in Health and Wellness, we often hear many excuses about why people cannot make healthy changes. The number one excuse seems to be: “I don’t have time!”
Does that sound familiar to you?
We have to conquer our excuses and make healthy living a priority in our everyday lives. We have to assess our day and find ways to fit in a healthy lifestyle.
The tricky part is finding balance to make each healthy behavior a priority. If you start sacrificing sleep each day to make sure you are exercising, then sleep is no longer a priority. You must find a healthy balance to fit it all in.
So is the excuse the problem?
Are you motivated to make a change?
Is the thought of being healthy overwhelming?
If someone followed you around for a day, would they be able to spot a spare 5-10 minutes throughout your day that could be used more productively in regard to your health?
It is important to be mindful of our everyday lives to make behavior changes to live a healthier life. Take a day and be mindful of your daily tasks and routines. Maybe start with some calf raises while you are brushing your teeth. That sounds pretty simple, right?
Remember… wellness is a lifelong decision. It does not mean we have to change our entire behavior over night. It does not mean we must deprive ourselves forever from that tasty dessert we love.
It is more important to make small, sustainable changes rather than drastic, unrealistic changes.
Small changes give us a greater opportunity to succeed.
Small changes are easier to modify and expand.
Small changes are more likely to become lifelong habits.
Do what works for you and develop habits that you enjoy, so you will stick to them. Let’s conquer our excuses and not let them get the best of us.
“Motivation is what gets you started, habit is what keeps you going.” –Jim RyunTweet