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Trying to Create Healthy Habits; Here’s What You Need to Know

As we all know, trying to create healthy habits can be challenging. But it’s not impossible! This blog post will discuss tips that will help you develop healthy habits and stick to them. We’ll also talk about some of the most common mistakes people make when trying to get healthy and how to avoid them. So if you’re ready to start making positive changes in your life, read on!

1) Start small.

When trying to make a healthy change, it’s important to start small. If you try to change too many things at once, you’re likely to get overwhelmed and give up. So pick one or two habits you want to focus on, and start there.

For example, if you want to eat healthier, start adding one new healthy food to your diet each week. Or, if you’re going to start exercising more, commit to walking for 20 minutes every day. Small changes like these are much easier to stick with than big ones, leading to significant results over time.

Another reason it’s essential to start small is that it gives you a chance to adjust your lifestyle slowly. If you try to make too many changes at once, it can shock your system, and you’re more likely to revert to your old ways. But if you take it slow, you’re more likely to stick with the changes for the long haul.

2) Set realistic goals.

When setting goals for yourself, it’s essential to make sure they are realistic. If your goals are too lofty, you’re likely to get discouraged and give up. So take a look at your current lifestyle and set goals that are achievable for you.

If you currently eat out for most meals, it’s unrealistic to expect that you’ll cook all of your meals from scratch overnight. But you could start by cooking one meal at home each week. Or, if you currently don’t exercise at all, it’s unrealistic to expect that you’ll be able to run a marathon next month. 

The key is to start with something that you can realistically commit to and then gradually increase your goals as you make progress.

3) Improve your sleep cycle.

One of the most important things you can do for your health is to get enough sleep. But unfortunately, many of us don’t get nearly enough shut-eye. In fact, according to the National Sleep Foundation, more than one-third of Americans don’t get the recommended seven to nine hours of sleep per night. So why not start improving your sleeping habits, you can easily do this by drinking a blue bear and ditching technology for the night. 

We may not be getting enough sleep, but one of the biggest culprits is our 24/seven cultures. With technology constantly at our fingertips and social media being accessible at all hours of the day, it’s easy to stay up late. But this constant stimulation is taking a toll on our health.

If you’re trying to make healthy changes in your life, it’s essential to start small, set realistic goals, and improve your sleep cycle. These tips will help you create healthy habits that you can stick with for the long haul.

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I’m Marian Mitchell, Health Coach, Chronic Illness Warrior, Mom, and Food Lover. I help you navigate the food and lifestyle side of Chronic Disease Management with coaching, meal plans, recipes, podcast, and this blog. You can thrive without eating the same 4 things every day. I’m here to show you how.

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