6 small steps to health

Health is a journey and not a destination…

… and it’s important to enjoy the ride!

Welcome back to my blog! I hope you are doing well and are as excited as I am for the weekend and this weeks blog post.

Below are some simple tips to kick off your personal journey toward lasting health and happiness. I hope these tips will support you in discovering the bio-individual health practices that truly work for you. Please enjoy reading!

As you begin to explore your health, I encourage you to focus on taking small steps forward, rather than making radical changes. Small steps are attainable and allow you to easily identify the things that are working for you and the things that aren’t. Over time, small steps add up and lead to lasting change.

Eating habits

  1. Start with vegetables. When building meals, put vegetables on your plate first. Aim to do this for two meals a day to increase your vegetable intake.
  2. Carry a water bottle. If you have water on hand, you’re more likely to drink it.
  3. Sit down for meals. Take time to slow down when you eat to support digestion and mindfulness.

Relationships

  1. Lend a hand. Whether it’s volunteering or helping someone cross the street, aim to help at least one person each day. Even small offerings are significant. And sometimes giving a compliment feels more amazing to us then for the other person.
  2. Listen fully. Give people your full attention and practice listening more than you speak.
  3. Care for your loved ones.

Self care

  1. Prioritize sleep. Rather than fitting sleep in when you can, set a sleep goal (e.g., 7 hours) and try to stick to it.
  2. Relax and recharge. Embrace quiet time. Lie down, take deep breaths, and meditate or pray. For me recharging is journaling and reading a good book. Try what works for you.

Mindset

  1. Take a breath. When you feel stressed or overwhelmed, force yourself to stop and take a few deep breaths and/or drink some water.
  2. Replace “should” with “could.” When negative self-talk arises, flip the “should” to “could.” Choose to empower yourself rather than put yourself down.
  3. Laugh more. Challenge yourself to take yourself lightly, choose humorous activities, and spend more time with people who make you laugh. I really need to do that more too! Not being perfect here!

Movement

  1. Aim to walk at least 10 minutes a day. Keep the goal easy in order to achieve it, then increase it when you’re ready.
  2. Stand up every 30–60 minutes. Get the blood flowing on a regular basis. Set a timer if it helps.
  3. Fit it in. Look for small opportunities to squeeze more movement into your day. Take the stairs rather
    than the elevator, get off the busor subway one stop early, or park farther away from your destination.
  4. Sign up for something new. Challenge yourself to try a new activity. You don’t have to ever do it again if you don’t enjoy it, but you might surprise yourself and find a new hobby you love. This week I want to try a new YOGA class.

Home practices

  1. Make your bed every morning. Do it as soon as you get out of bed. This is a very simple way to start the day in a positive, proactive way.
  2. Organize your work space. Keeping your space organized can increase productivity and make work more enjoyable. Spend five minutes each day organizing until the space is to your liking.
  3. Turn off electronics early. Aim to turn off all electronics – phone, computer, TV – at least 30 minutes before bed to promote a more restful sleep. I set myself the rule to not use my phone in bed at all.

I hope you enjoyed this blog post & find it helpful. Leave me your comment & experience below – I am happy to hear from you!

Now you know what to do but the HOW is the most important isn’t it? And that’s exactly what I do as a Health Coach: I don’t tell you what to do but I help you to find out what works for you and how to get there. Leave me your comment below or simply book a free consultation with me. Hope you enjoyed reading!

As a Health Coach, I am mentoring my clients to create and maintain long-term lifestyle changes to enhance their overall quality of life. In addition to supporting clients with specific goals, I empower my clients to choose health-promoting behaviors that work for them. I raise awareness and offer support as clients move in their own bio-individual ways toward the greater health they want for themselves. My coaching hopefully leads to long-term behavior change, but only because I help my clients do the meaningful work that forms a strong foundation.

How can I help you? Are there any changes you wish for yourself? Is your health the best it could be? You can book your free consultation with me now:

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