I am sure you guys have run into the same problems that I have when trying to live a healthier life. There is so much information about what to do and what not to do, and it changes everyday! It can be really frustrating and you don’t even know how to get started. The list to health and wellness is so long and ever changing that it really is no surprise that a lot of people just give up, and not make a consistent effort to change their habits.
The internet can be really helpful sometimes. There are literally millions of websites out there that talk about everything from staying hydrated, to eating more vegetables, or to eating the right kind of vegetables. The problem is that this information comes at you so fast you get so overwhelmed and you want to be able to do it all!
The only way that I truly think you will be able to get into the right kind of habits boils down to two things; focus and practise. You have to consciously decide which approach you want to tackle first. Let’s say you wanted to start with proper hydration. For the next few weeks your main focus about health and wellness will be to ensure you get half your body weight in ounces of water per day. You aren’t going to think about eating more green vegetables, juicing, fasting, any of that stuff. What’s a good way to ensure that you get this much water in your system? Here’s a few tips to help get you started:
- Drink a glass of water with every meal. Doing this ensures that the food you consume travels through the digestive tract more smoothly.
- Buy yourself a high quality water bottle and keep it on you at work, in the car, wherever you go. Use one that is stainless steel or BPA free.
- Drink a large glass of water first thing in the morning when you wake up. You’ll be dehydrated from not consuming water for 6 plus hours. This will help you with boosting your metabolism too. Double win!
- Drink a lot of water during workouts. This one seems obvious
- I also like to add a tiny pinch of Himalayan sea salt to the water. The electrolytes combined with the extra minerals make this water even better for you. I would only add a pinch to a liter of water.
The key to turning this into a habit is repetition. Tony Robbins always says that repetition is the mother of skill. It may not be skill in this case, but after two or three weeks of focusing just on staying hydrated, it will be wired into your brain without you even having to think about it. After a while it will be come routine which will allow you to focus on the next thing to help with your health and wellness goals. This is how you build momentum.
I want you to let me know how it goes. Try out this system, and then in a couple weeks time I would like to know how it went. Did you stick to it? How did staying hydrated make you feel? You should have a lot more energy and feel more alert.
I hope these tips help you with trying to figure out how to get started. You really need to focus specifically on what you want and practise over and over until it becomes a habit. I think hydration is one of the most important ones too. Let me know how it goes! Keep it Fresh!