If there were such a thing as a secret to success, what do you think it would be? Maybe luck is involved or making the most of opportunities. Sometimes it is ambition, or being so persistent each shortcoming gets you closer to your goal.
When it comes to health, there could be many variables. If we should focus on one, however, it should mean making progress in small steps. Little by little you can get closer to achieving your objectives. It is not foolproof because it asserts you are consistently making progress. But it sure beats luck, which you can not rely on anyway.
Beside, there is a way to overcome the feeling you are not making consistent progress. And that is to ensure you put in at least a bit of effort every day into becoming a healthier person. No matter how small, anything you do that makes a positive difference has a benefit. Small steps can still move you forward and are unduly superior to not making progress at all.
When you consider most people are stagnant and in a situation where they are not committed to improving their health, you should view every effort you make as being worthwhile. Not to mention many adults take steps backward, as they allow their health to degrade during the most critical moments of their life. Do not be a victim of the same.
As for how to make progress in small steps, you just have to follow one simple rule: be a little healthier today than you were yesterday. Anything you do today for your well-being counts, and ensures you are on the right track. Here are some ideas if you are not sure how to get started …
- cook your dinner from scratch.
- replace a carbohydrate food you eat regularly with a healthy alternative. Such as brown rice instead of white.
- exercise – walk, jog, dance, swim, lift weights – anything.
- do not snack or if you do, make sure it is something healthy.
- decrease your carbohydrates intake due by eating some healthy fats in the form of mixed nuts.
- do not drink any calories. Drink water, tea, or sugarless coffee only.
These are only a few ideas, but they are actionable and easy to implement into your daily routine. Moreover, it helps to think long-term. You are not going to make significant improvements in a matter of days or even weeks. If it is weight you want to lose or blood sugar you are trying to lower and stabilize, these are going to take time. But remember: progress is NOT linear. At times it will feel like you are making little to no progress; however, there will be moments where you will realize how far you have gone, and be proud of your efforts.
You can not go wrong by committing to daily improvement. Since there are 365 days in a year and an equal amount of opportunities for making progress, imagine where you could be just one year from now.