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How to Create New Habits!

An empowering list of ways you can work towards creating new healthy habits and a better you!

Making Changes

Take a moment to think about the changes you want to make and why. It is important to write them down! Be sure to take some time to also write down the benefits of making changes and the consequences of inaction. It's a good idea to keep this list nearby to refer to whenever you need a little help to stay on track!

Create a Plan

Having a plan in place is a crucial step in changing old habits to new healthy ones! Planning helps to prepare yourself day by day by setting small achievable steps towards making positive change. It takes 3 to 4 weeks to start developing new habits, so it's a good idea to prepare your plan with realistic small changes that will last. Take some time to start breaking down your goals and prepare your plan for your great success! Want to make sure you're starting on the right foot? Try our lifestyle tools I Am Successful Calendar, or MAX 10!

Morning Glory

Get it done early! Choose to wake up a little earlier each day to avoid excuses later! Getting yourself started on important steps towards your goal bright and early each day. This is a great way achieve your success and eliminate excuses! Remember that old saying, "the early bird gets the worm!"

Create a Vision Board / Book of Possibilities

Cutting out images from magazines can be a lot of fun for creating a vision board or book. This is a great way to keep yourself inspired and focused on your goal! If you slip up, the most important part is to make sure you get back up and stay on track! Be sure to refer to your vision board every morning, to keep yourself motivated along the way! Start out the day right with Lifestyle Rezolutions' Mirror Motivators and fuel yourself with positivity!

One small positive thought in the morning can change your whole day!

Reward Yourself

Setting rewards can be a great way to stay motivated and on keep track! Write out a list of rewards for fulfilling your goals and posting it up where you can see it every day! You can even cut out images to make your rewards a little more visual and motivating. Make your journey inspiring and fun with setting mini rewards along the way!

Prepare Yourself for Your Challenges

Life happens and temptations can be everywhere! It's a good idea to take some time to prepare yourself for your known weaknesses when trying to create new habits. What ever foods or situations are difficult for you, be sure have a plan to prepare yourself, so you can stay on track! If you have a sweet tooth and are trying to lose weight, have a sweet (and healthy!) snack option for those moments.

Being prepared by having a plan can help you deal with difficult moments to get through them before they even happen! This is a great way to prepare yourself to stay in control and achieve your success!

Journal Your Progress

Journalling a little each day is a great way to stay accountable, see where you could improve, see why a slip up may have happened, and most of all, see all your success! Whether you are tracking workouts, foods, or checking off tasks, be sure to journal each and every day to keep you focused along the way!

Make it Fun

Make it fun and focus on all the positives! First, it's important to remind yourself of the reasons you want to make changes. Take some time to go over all the positives! Want to lose weight? Make a list and stay focused on all the great foods you can have! This is a great way to stop focusing on what you should not have!

Want to start exercising? Choose exercise that is fun! If you love to dance then choose dancing as a part of your weight loss success! If you hate cardio equipment and love to walk outdoors then by all means walk outdoors.

To have long term success and make new habits easy, find all the positives to help you develop your new healthy habits with ease!

Brush Yourself Off!

If you slip up, stand back up, brush yourself off and keep going! A slip up is not a ticket to quit. Never waste all that hard work you have already done on a little slip up! You can never be your best without falling now and again, but when you do, persevering is what will keep the door wide open for your success!

Learn to Encourage Yourself

Tell yourself something positive every single day and stand by it. "I have what it takes to make these changes!" "I will get in shape and will fit into that sexy red dress!" "I am strong and dedicated to my goal!" "I will let nothing stand in my way!"

Empower yourself with positivity every step of the way!

Positive attitude attracts positive results!

Fill Your Surroundings with Motivation

Stay away from people who drag you down! Be sure to surround yourself with positive people who are motivating to be around and help you stay on track to achieve your goals and celebrate your success!

Keep Something That Makes You Smile

Pictures are worth a thousand words. Carry photos around, or post them where you can see them! Find motivation to stay on track with your new positive habits by seeing a face that encourages you to continue, or a place you really would love to be!

Always be mindful of your progress so you don't slip back into old ways! These tips are great to help you out every day, but what can help the most is reflecting on your success! Even if you're busy, think about all your achievements in the car, on the way to work, or while cooking up dinner!

Be sure to always remind yourself of how really great you are!

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