Are you Committed to Health or Habit?Are you Committed to Health or Habit? https://www.thrivehealth.com.au/wp-content/uploads/bigstock-Close-Up-Of-Cute-Woman-Thinkin-43067929960.jpg 958 614 Janie Janie https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/73d7b9a4bcaf7c63f4a42c753b4c008d?s=96&d=mm&r=g
Many people say that they need to find some commitment to achieve their health goals. They feel that when they find the time and energy to be committed to doing what they know they need to get healthy, THEN it will happen. They generally know what they need to do – but they just seem unable to commit to it.
But the fact is you are always committed to SOMETHING – you can be committed to health, or you can be committed to your habits. These 2 things do not need to be mutually exclusive, but for the majority of people they are at odds with each other. Most people find that the habits they are committed to are unhealthy, and this is where the problem lies.
Are you committed to adding sugar to your tea or coffee? If so, it is probably just a habitual behaviour and a taste you are familiar with. If you commit to the healthier habit of having no sugar in your tea or coffee you will find after a week or so you will enjoy the taste. And if you add it back in again in a few weeks it will most likely taste sickeningly sweet. You see it is just a habit and taste you are familiar with that can easily be changed… if you commit to health.
Are you committed to resorting to buying fast food instead of cooking when you think you are short on time? If so, it is likely just a habit that you fall back on under certain circumstances. If you consider that cooking a healthy meal can take as little 5-10 minutes (meat and 3 veg!) which is probably faster than the time needed to order and purchase take away food, it is likely not really true that you don’t have the time, but that you are just committed to this habit. This habit can be easily changed… if you commit to health.
Are you committed to making excuses to not go for a walk? Don’t have enough time? Too cold? Too tired? If so, it is probably just a habit of yours to make excuses – something you have always done so it just feels easier. The walk around the block can be invigorating, uplifting, relaxing, satisfying, de-stressing and detoxifying… if you commit to health.
So every time you find yourself committed to unhealthy habits, remember it just a habit and habits can be changed. Pick one unhealthy habit at a time to change by committing to a new healthy habit and watch your life change as you create more and more healthier habits – one at a time. Don’t try to change everything at once – you will be setting yourself up for failure.
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