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Healthy habit change: one step at a time

Research suggests that, on average, it takes 66 days to install and embed a new habit.

Take a look in your calendar and highlight the date that is 66 days from today.

Now decide, which single healthy living behaviour change would you like to have embedded in your routine by this date? What would you really like to be doing differently at this point?

There are roughly five chunks of 66 days in a year.

It’s more successful to change habits one at a time than to try to change too many things in one go.

So, your mission…

  1. Today, select up to 5 ways in which you’d like your approach to healthy living to be different.

  2. Put them in order of priority.

  3. For the next couple of months, focus only on the top priority until it’s working for you.

  4. Then move on to your second priority.

  5. And then onto the third. And so on.

By the end of the year you could have changed your life in five dramatic ways.

You can review your list of priorities periodically, add to it and change the order but the key is to work on a single habit / behaviour change until it becomes a natural part of your routine.

Which element of living a healthier life will you tackle first?



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