With some advice from a good girlfriend of mine, I decided to try out this 21-day plan in an effort to live healthier. Research has shown that it takes the average person 21 days to break or form a habit. My friend Jo told me to eat right and workout for 21 days straight – something I have never done before. So far, it’s going well and I am only on day 4. We have been eating better and exercising for the last 4 days, and it’s becoming easier to do – it hasn’t been easy, but it’s getting easier. I am so proud of the Hubby and I for being disciplined. Here are some tips in becoming successful at this plan.
First of all, you will need to be clear on your intentions.
Once you are absolute certain you want to follow through with this, here is what you do. First write down your intentions. It is important you use positive affirmations to write these goals.
It helps if you can identify your why. Why do you want to achieve this goal or break this habit?
Create diversions to help you stay on track. If there is a specific weakness you battle that stops you from progressing and practicing every day, try to find ways to distract you from the negativity. It will help to keep you on track. Total honesty with yourself goes a long way here.
Celebrate each step, regardless how tiny it is. You need all the help you can get to keep motivated. It also helps to enlist the support of friends or family members. People who can motivate you to keep on going.
Stay clear of negative people. There will be those who try to sabotage you. This doesn’t even have to be intentional. It could evolve from a negative statement aimed at you, or even a deep rooted belief you had since you can remember. Any trigger that could bring this out should be avoided.
Have a goal or want to break a habit? Join me in this journey! Here are a couple of websites for inspiration: