CONSISTENCY REIGNS SUPREME! WHY THE ALL OR NOTHING APPROACH OFTEN FALLS FLAT.
Having an ALL or nothing attitude often ends up with you doing nothing. If you try the “Go big or go home” mentality, you often end up going home.
If you’re doing nothing in regard to improving your health then all of a sudden decide to train 5 times a week, follow a strict diet plan, meditate daily, get 7-8 hours sleep a night you can quickly become overwhelmed and quit because you think there’s no way possible that you can achieve all of this.
However, starting small, being consistent then steadily introducing new healthy habits will most likely have a greater and longer lasting effect.
There’s not much that the rule of compounding doesn’t apply to. Show up. Complete the prescribed or required work. Tweak as needed. Repeat.
CONSISTENCY reigns supreme!
If you’re finally ready to make some healthy changes or feel like you’re trying to do too much, try following this simple formula laid out below and see if makes a positive difference in your desired results.
Write down the answers to these questions…
1) What’s you number 1 health and wellness challenge/goal?
2) What are 2-3 things off the top of your head that you could start doing today or tomorrow to help improve it?
3) Out of the 2-3 things, which one do you feel you could start on straight away and that would have the greatest impact?
4) Start with this and this only! Commit to doing that ONE thing consistently and to the best of your ability for 3-4 weeks.
5) After that, reflect, reassess, and tweak if required. Repeat the process. You might then add in some movement/exercise for 20-30 mins two or three times a week.
HERE’S AN EXAMPLE
a) No.1 Challenge:
To Lose weight and get fit
b) 2-3 things that could help:
Stop eating and drinking crap
c) Your No.1 choice = Stop eating and drinking crap. List steps to implement and focus on!
Remove all junk food from your home.
Replace everything you drink with water, green tea or black coffee.
Increase your daily intake of vegetables.
Aim to decrease your sugar intake to a healthy standard** CLICK HERE FOR A LESSON ON SUGAR
Learn to read food labels.
d) After that, reflect, reassess, and tweak if required. Repeat the process. You might then decide to add in some movement/exercise for 20-30 mins two or three times a week.
If you would like or need any assistance or accountability with your health and wellness goals please let me know as I’d love to help.
**The World Health Organisation recommends that we aim to reduce our “FREE” sugars to less than 10% of our total energy intake. A further reduction to below 5% or roughly 25 grams (6 teaspoons) per day would provide additional health benefits.
Learn to check the labels of packed or processed foods and look for the carbohydrate on the label, and refer to the words ‘of which sugars’ and see how much sugar the item contains per 100g
More than 22.5g per 100g is high
Less than 5g per 100g is low
You will be shocked when you start reading food labels of how many products claim to be healthy but are loaded with sugar and how easily you can consume more than the recommended daily amount