For someone looking to change their lives by beginning a few new habits here is one way, along with a few habits, to do so. It's a 3 month progression adding 1 new behavior each month. The goal is to perform each habit as many days as you can per month. Then you add a new habit on top of the old one and continue. After 3 months hopefully the behaviors become second nature.
For beginning exercise:
Phase 1: Bodyweight Squats x 25
Phase 2: Push-Up or Plank (25 Push-Ups or 60 Seconds of Planking)
Phase 3: 3 x 10 Minute Walks spread out through the day or one 30 minute walk
So after the 3 months of progressing you're walking for 30 minutes and performing squats and either push-ups or planks on a daily basis.
Adding a morning routine to your day:
Phase 1: Drink 1 glass of water first thing in the morning
Phase 2: Write 3 things you are grateful for
Phase 3: Perform 1 minute of meditation or deep breathing
By the end of this your morning routine would include a glass of water, a gratitude practice, and some meditation.
For someone looking to cut back on poor eating habits? Cut out ONE poor choice each month until you are happy with your diet.
Anytime you are trying to add or take something from your life it is typically best to start small. Change is hard, but small changes are manageable.
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