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do not need to wait for a catastrophic event or a health crisis
before changing your lifestyle. You can have a thriving lifestyle.
You can start today making changes bit by bit.
you thought that by changing your lifestyle you might be missing out
on something? Possibly you have said to yourself,” I do not want
to stop smoking because I will gain weight” or “I enjoy smoking
because it relaxes me.” Well even though you feel it relaxes you
it may be harming you as well. I recall asking several friends, “
Why do you smoke and what do you get out of it?” Their response
was, “I enjoy doing it.”
smoking is just one habit that can be changed if you decide to do so.
Smoking is just one example that I am using. I realize it is your
choice to smoke if that is what you want to do. Possibly there are
other lifestyle changes you want to make in your life. It can be
done because you have the control to make wise choices. Now will it
happen immediately maybe not but over time it probably will happen.
it is a bad habit you want to change or possibly improve on healthy
eating some of the suggestions that I am about to make will help you
achieve the lifestyle that you want in life.
Change Your Way of Thinking
you think and what you think is so very important for making change.
If you think that you can’t you probably can’t. What you say to
yourself is just as important as to what others say to you. This is
very true, “if you keep on doing the same things, you will get the
same results.” So change even though difficult may be necessary
for what you hope to achieve. When your change becomes your
lifestyle, over time it should not feel painful, but rather come
naturally as a way of life. You will be able to do the changes
naturally without giving it a second thought. Remember it takes
times. Renew your mind Romans 12:2 Do not conform to the pattern
of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.
Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is- his
good, pleasing and perfect will.
your eye on the prize. Remember what it is that you are attempting
to change. Do not waver or become distracted from that.
your movement on being intentional. Think about the reason that you
are choosing to do something. Think about how it will affect you and
others also. Develop a daily, monthly, and yearly goal. Think
about what or where you want to be in 5 years, 10 years, or 15 years
from now. Think big. Dream big. Although I attempt to eat healthy
I realize I always have room for improvement. I realize I have my
guilty pleasures such as cotton candy and soda pops are things are not beneficial to me. I could go on and on about my guilty pleasures, but I won't. I must
have balance in my life. How may of you go to extremes at time?
Myself is included also. Sometimes you want what you want when you
want it, but is it beneficial to you.
Marathon vs Sprint
it may take time to change. Find those mini habits that are good.
All habits are not bad. Think about a marathon vs a sprint. Change
takes times and it occurs over time.
Are you Consistent
give up, but be constant with your endeavor. You may fall down, but
get back up. Some people may take longer to achieve their goal, but
that is okay. Some people might get there faster than you, but that
is okay too. Some days you may just need to rest or take a break,
but stay consistent.
you are not able to do it by yourself. There is no shame in seeking
help. Seek the help and advice of others that have gone through what
it is you are tying to change. What better way than to learn from
someone that has actual experience in what you may be going though.
If you feel professional help is needed, there is nothing wrong with
getting that help. The problem comes when you neglect to seek help
knowing that you need help. There are so many available who what
to help others. There are those that want to see the best for you.
There are those that want you to succeed God wants you to succeed.
Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you,declares the
Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you
hope and a future. “
educated regarding what you want to change. There is so much
self-help today on the internet. There is utube “how to,”
podcasts, and much more. Knowledge really is power. Your knowledge
that you receive is for you. I believe you never arrive, because
there is always room for improvement. What was new yesterday may
become old and of no use today. Although you may know a lot, you can
always learn more. You are never to old to learn as long as you
have breath. You can always learn something new everyday.
is no shame in seeking support. Have a group or someone that can
be support for you. There may be times you are questioning the direction you have taken, there is nothing wrong in seeking the
support of trusted friends that can assure you or possibly tell you
the truth even though you may not want to here it. When you can find
a friend s or friends that you can trust in that way, then you have
found faithful friends. Faithful friends are not always easy to
Have Faith and know that you
can change your lifestyle.