With less than a month of 2017 left, I wanted to start thinking about a simple way to help busy mamas change their health habits.
I was doing some research and found that even the tiniest action (i’m talking like a 5 minute walk, or flossing 2 teeth, or drinking 1 freaking glass of water) can really make an impact.
The first is there is very little pressure. One glass of water seems WAY more doable than drinking 64 oz tomorrow right? And you could probably fit in a 5 minute walk, but if you have to go home after that… who cares… you did your 5 minutes!
And five minutes is WAY easier than telling yourself you will go to the gym everyday this week.
The second reason is because after you begin making tiny changes, you realize that you could probably handle a little more. And it’s the beginning of a major snowball effect (with little to no stress or pressure).
So how does this all go down??
Step 1: Pick something YOU have been wanting to improve. Don’t care about flossing?? Pick something else! This is for Y O U.
Step 2: Tie your action to something you already do.
Example: if you make coffee each morning, drink your water right after you turn on the coffee machine. You could also fill your bottle while the coffee is brewing. If your goal is to walk 5 minutes, you could go for your mini walk right after you take your kids to school, or right when your husband gets home from work.
Other options: after you take a shower, after you brush your teeth, while you're in the carpool line.....