5% AT A TIME .
If we want to change something for the better and see it last long term, we have to stop aiming at 100% perfection from the get-go ❌. .
If you’re trying to improve your health by eating more whole foods and reducing processed foods, starting your week off with “Right, that’s it, no more junk, only green veg and lean protein for every meal”, you’re going to struggle to maintain that 100% change without building a foundation for it.
There’s also a host of other psychological issues to overcome with new habits too and we’ll discuss them in a future post.
A better strategy instead of the 100% lump sum is the 5% investment scheme😉. .
So, eventually we want all meals to be nutritious foods with no rubbish. Start with one meal and get it nailed down into your routine. 2 weeks of consistency is a good rule of 👍🏻. Then move to changing the second meal. .
Another goal might be to get to the gym 3 or 4 times a week. Start by adding 1 more session than you’re doing now. Again, 2 weeks of consistency and then add another etc.
If we did the maths and took every thing that we think is holding us back as an equal 5% share,(obviously some issues are bigger than others but we’ll keep it simple), then in 40 weeks,(2 weeks for every fix), you’ll be at 100%. .
That’s less than a year. How long have you spent taking the 100% leap forward only to hit a road block and start all over again? .
If the answer to that is more than 40 weeks, get in touch with me today and let’s work together and find those 5% targets. 💪🏼 🎯 - 2 minutes ago