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A Common Problem When Changing Your Lifestyle

A Common Problem When Changing Your Lifestyle

One of the biggest problems people have is that they never take much action at all. Perhaps the second biggest problem is that they do not take consistent action over a longer time period.

Consistency is not really the most exciting word in personal development. However, with time it is what will give you real results in your life. Sticking with your personal Eating Plan and doing it consistently - not just when you feel inspired or something like that - is very powerful.

Here are a few things that may help you with this:

Remind yourself every day why you are taking action
Find your top priorities and reasons for why you are changing your eating habits and lifestyle permanently. It could be that you are putting yourself first, to feel better about yourself, improve your health or have more energy to enjoy life.

To make sure you do not lose track of why you are taking action and to stay focused, take a few minutes and write down your top reasons and put that note where you can see it every day.

Do it for yourself
When you disappoint yourself and do not think and do as you really deep down want to, you lower your self-esteem. Whatever you do in your day sends signals back to yourself about what kind of person you are. Do the right thing like being effective, kind, preparing your meals in advance or simply take time out to rest and you will feel good.

If you get lazy, negative or just plain mean, you will feel worse after a while. You cannot get away, there is no escaping yourself! There is always a price to pay, so this is a powerful motivator to become a better person so you can be positive and stay on track.

Take smaller steps if you need to
Some days getting started with everything that needs to be organised and prepared may seem daunting and you start to procrastinate. When that happens, nudge yourself forward rather than beating yourself up.

First focus on doing some of the small and simple preparations you can do. Or make a deal with yourself, just do 15 minutes of organisation and preparation for your first few meals. This will sometimes result in a few dents put into a big task and a couple of smaller things being completed for the day. Sometimes the easy start or restart to the day is all you need to get going again and to have a good and very productive time. Either way, move forward instead of standing still.

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