Want to change your habits and feel better about yourself?
What drives you? Keep the special reason or occasion that motivates you visible. See it often.
Who inspires you? Has someone you know faced a similar challenge? If they can do it, so can you.
Consult your inner expert. If you have tried to change before, remember what worked and repeat. What didn’t work?
What is your “now” like? Before you make any change, keep a diary relating to that behaviour.
Set yourself a challenge or a goal. Small steps lead to big differences over time.
Plan for the tricky times. What could you put in place to make it easier?
Keep a diary. Make a note of what is going on.
Don’t go it alone. Team up with a friend, member of the family or work-colleague.
Keep track. review your progress and activities on a weekly basis. Even better, share your progress with a friend.
Break the routine
Changing what you do, when you do it will help to avoid slipping back to old habits.
Look for something different to do. Walking group, low impact aerobics or even volunteering.
Keep it going
Notice the new you. Notice how you feel, energy levels, sleep and how clothes fit.
Keep it social. Get more people to join you along the way, keeping it going is easier when you share a common goal.
Get feedback on whether what you’re doing is working.
Celebrate the smallest successes.