I also wanted to take a little time to talk about making small changes. Anyone who's made a significant change in their life knows that change doesn't usually happen all at once. If you're trying to change your health or something else in your life, sometimes the best way to start is to make small changes. Examples of some of the changes you might make in your life, depending on your situation, include:
- Drinking more water.
- Eating more vegetables/fruit.
- Smoking fewer cigarettes every day.
- Exercising more.
So how do you start making these small changes? The best way to start is to figure out how much of whatever you want to change you're doing right now - how much water do you drink, how many vegetable or fruit servings do you eat every day, how many cigarettes do you smoke, or how much do you exercise? Once you've figured that out, find ways to increase or decrease what you're doing, depending on what it is - if you're exercising 20 minutes a day, can you find a way to add an extra 5 minutes? Once you've done that, keep track of how many days you exercise for 25 minutes (remember it doesn't have to be all at the same time). If you're trying to get rid of a bad habit, such as smoking, keep track of how many days you're able to smoke one less cigarette than you were smoking. After that's become a habit, try increasing or decreasing by a little more - add another 5 minutes of exercise, another glass of water, or smoke one less cigarette.
I hope these tips have been helpful - if you've been successful with improving your health this way, I'd love to hear your experiences - feel free to comment below.