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You Can'T Fix It All At Once



As I work towards getting better in all areas of my life, I am one of those people who wants to do it all at once. However, I have learned that I have to build these habits a piece at a time if they are going to be lifelong habits rather than a quick fix.

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This covers all aspects of my life--not only healthy eating and increased activity, but chores in my house and atmy job. I need to build new habits a piece at a time. Some important, big jobs aren't meant to be done in one afternoon or day or week.

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  • Thanks for sharing your thoughts. As I read your post, I, too, realize that I try to do everything at once, get overwhelmed, and quit. If I take your advice and that from THE SPARK, if I change one habit at a time, I will be able to take control of all aspects of my life. Awesome thought! - by GRACIELOU1960
  • I am this way as well. If I can't do and finish all at once, I struggle to even start. I know it isn't right and I am working on planning with projects. For instance, I will go get the supplies one day, clean up the target area the next, and break it down, which happens to be the Spark method as well.......go figure. - by TMCK-40
  • I am currently packing up my two classrooms for a move to a new school next year, and I tried to get it all done in one day. I came to realize that it wasn't good for me to push myself to do all of that work and that it wasn't right to take all of that time away from my family (the ones who were helping or the ones who were at home). It is important to keep everything in perspective and make any new habits one day at a time. - by ENUFF81020

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