Habits + Mindset Crushes Resolutions

Healthy Habits

Happy NEW YEAR! 2023 is HERE!! It’s a New chapter, a New Day and a Fresh start to the year.

Are you ready to take on the year like an Empowered Warrior!

On my last Blog, we talked about setting Intentions and not Resolutions….today we are going to talk about tweaking and building your Habits + Mindset, Not Resolutions for this year.

Why should we not focus on the Resolutions or Goals as we have in the past? We talked about before some of the negatives that Resolutions can bring….BUT, let’s talk about something else you don’t think about.

When you jump into that all-or-nothing Resolution of strict eating, fad diets, detoxes, and cleanses……you are NOT WORKING on the underlying issues that have brought you to want to improve your health or change.

So what am I talking about? I am talking about your Habits & Mindset. That restrictive eating or detoxes will NOT help you if you have a sugar addiction, or you are an emotional eater, or maybe extremely stressed, you are always busy helping others but never take time for yourself, you don’t get sleep during the week, you only workout for 30min-1hr but sit the rest of the day, or you tend to self-sabotage yourself without even realizing. 

Do you see where I am going with this? All you are doing to yourself is getting on the Yo-Yo wheel in life.

What happens is your habits and mindset go back to the same routine as before because you never really worked on building them or even working consistently for them to stick into a routine. 

It is NOT YOUR FAULT or your Lack of Willpower if you fail on that fad diet, detox, or stop working out at the gym, or go back to eating sugar or bread after a detox or cleanse. Those all easily set you up to FAIL, no matter how much you try.

One of the top reasons habits work is that they are on autopilot – you don’t have to give them much thought or energy.

They’re actions you take automatically every single day and can be small steps you take that lead you to bigger and better results.

In fact, research shows that right now, as many as 45% of the things you do each day are done out of HABIT. So time to Build Habits instead of Resolutions!

Here are some ideas of some Habits to start incorporating to work on every 3-4 weeks.

  • Exercise or Move for 15+ min (Walking is Great) 
  • Stand and Move more throughout the day.
  • Eat less Sugar and Processed Food.
  • Eat out Less weekly
  • Eat more BALANCED Whole Foods meals daily
  • Eat more Fruits and Vegetables Daily
  • Watch your portions and eat until Satisfied (Don’t Overeat or to Fullness)
  • Watch your Sodium Intake
  • HYDRATE-Drink at least 8 (8 oz) glasses of water 
  • Sleep for at least 7-8 hours every night
  • Practice 10-15 mins of Stress management + Mindset work: meditating, breathing exercises, journaling, self-care, etc. (Pick one & stick with it for 3-4 weeks!) 
  • Have 5-10 min of “ME” TIME 
  • Digital & Social Detox
  • Work on a Morning & Evening Routine
  • Be NICE to yourself and practice more self-talk and self-love (and that includes loving your body)
  • Start every day with a Positive thought.

Now, please DO NOT overhaul your life by doing all habits at once. The best and easiest ways to work on your habits and make them stick is to pick 1-3 and start slowly incorporating and working on them Consistently for 3-4 weeks so they can become a routine. 

Then, when you have them down as a normal routine, you can work on another habit.

Remember that consistency WINS the race, so even incorporating things in slowly and keep moving forward is far better than an all-or-nothing approach.

“Good habits once established are just as hard to break as bad habits, and bad habits are easier to abandon today than tomorrow.” 

― Lucas Remmerswaal

What ONE Habit are you going to work on this week?

Unsure where to start with working on your Habits, Mindset, or Nutrition? Need help with your Fitness? Looking for Motivation and Accountability? I’ve got you COVERED!  I offer a FULL Holistic approach focusing on YOU AS A WHOLE, Mind-Body-Soul! 

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Published by Erin Wheless Wellness

I am a passionate Health and Wellness Professional who thrives on helping and motivating others into a healthier way of life, improving their quality of life being in a more Zen state of mind, along with helping them obtain a stronger body, mind, and soul through a holistic approach with health, nutrition, habits, mindset, and fitness wrapped all in one excellent package. All of these elements work in perfect harmony. I believe in coaching the body and the mind from the inside out. I want to help them be the best version of themselves and want to help make a difference one small step at a time. Erin Wheless Wellness programs and coaching services are accessible, weight-neutral, body-positive, age empowered, and all-inclusive. Healthy and Happy bodies come in different shapes and sizes.

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