Every day, I try to make one small change from the day before. It could be drinking a little more water or walking a little more or reading one more success story to keep me going. All of those small steps will eventually add up to a whole new lifestyle!
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Start a new healthy habit by picking one small step that you cannot fail at. That way you are starting with success and you can build from there. For example, if you wanted to stop drinking soft drinks, tell yourself you will switch from a large size to a medium.
That is a small step and one that you are likely to succeed with. The positive feeling of success will help you set the next small step.
If I find I really don't want to go to the gym, I'll just say, "Fine, I won't go. But I'll put my gym shoes on." Once I have my gym shoes on, somehow I'm out the door. If you can't bring yourself to start working out, just try to take one small step in that direction. The first step is the hardest!
I learned this in a group therapy class I did in cognitive behavioural therapy when I was suffering from depression. Sometimes the whole behaviour is too daunting, but you can ALWAYS do the first step.
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