Change is hard and it is ok that it is hard. Once you accept that, it gets easier. My daughter reminded me of that yesterday during a phone conversation. I started making dietary changes over five years ago. I had to think back to remember how hard it was in the beginning. It was a good reminder. It is so much easier now.
Changing habits and preferences takes time and effort. As humans we are resistant to doing things that do not feel comfortable to us. Sometimes something bad has to happen for us to be willing to even consider it. Usually it is something painful like chronic pain, failing health, loosing a job or a relationship .
Maybe you are not ready to completely overhaul everything in your life. It can be overwhelming to try to change to many things at once.
Just do one thing a little better
If we are lucky, life is a long journey. We change the direction of our lives one moment and one decision at a time. It is that way with nutrition also. If you are too tired, busy and stressed out to improve all areas at once, just pick one. Move toward better health by taking little steps. A couple of example.
I think I have a drinking problem
If you sit in your truck all day sipping on something, and that something is not water, you may be consuming many more calories than you realize. If soda is your thing, try substituting one soda a day with water or unsweetened tea. Gradually increase your water and decrease soda. By replacing an unhealthy habit with a healthier habit, over time, you create a new habit.
Maybe your drink of choice is coffee with a couple of creamers and a handful of sugar packets stirred in. You can not even imagine a day without coffee. You fear the world would be in danger if you climbed into the seat of your truck in the morning without it. I get it, believe me! Maybe over time you could gradually decrease the amount of creamer and number of sugar packets. When you do this slowly you can give your taste buds time to adjust. Maybe you could set a goal of eventually drinking your coffee black, and over time replacing a few cups a day with water.
These are only two examples to get you thinking.
What do you struggle with and want to change?
Each of us has our own vices. Pick something in your life that you want to change and each day try to do just a little bit better. Maybe today you don’t have the time to do much, so just find five minutes and do something. Constant little changes, over time, can add up to big improvements in health. A healthy driver is a safer and happier driver!
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