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How to Implement Daily Changes Painlessly


You will never change your life until you change something you do daily.’ ~Mike Murdock

Are you hoping to someday be a sexy, fit and balanced? 

Have a perfect body and optimal health? 

Age right, enjoying ageless living and successful aging?  

How do you get there? 

Do you write your intention on a piece of paper, and put it in a bottle and launch it to sea, hoping it will manifest? 

No.  

The universe isn’t going to make this happen. You are.


Here are some ideas on How to Implement Daily Changes:

This method is fairly simple, and if you really implement it, nearly foolproof.

One Change at a Time

You can break this rule, but don’t be surprised if you fail. Do one change for a month before considering a second. Only add another change if you were successful at the first.

Start Small. 

Everybody agrees but no one ever does it, though. Start with 10 minutes or less. Five minutes is better if it’s a hard change. If you fail at that, drop it to 2 minutes.

Do it at the same time each day. OK, not literally at the same minute, like at 6:00 a.m., but after the same trigger in your daily routine — after you drink your lemon water in the morning, after you arrive at work, after you get home, after you brush your teeth, shower, eat breakfast, wake up, eat lunch, turn on your computer each day.

Make a huge commitment to someone. Or multiple people. Make sure it’s someone whose opinion you respect.  

Be accountable. 

The tool you use doesn’t matter — you can post to Facebook or Twitter, email someone, mark it on a calendar, report in person. Just make sure you’re accountable each day, not each month. And make sure the person is checking. If they don’t check on you, you need to find a new accountability partner or group.

Have consequences

The most important consequence for doing or not doing the daily habit is that if you don’t, the people will respect you less, and if you do, they’ll respect you more. If your accountability system isn’t set up this way, find another way to do it. You might need to change who you’re accountable to. The consequences can also be positive — a big reward each week if you don’t miss a day, for example. Make the consequences bigger if you miss two straight days, and huge if you miss three.

Enjoy the change.

If you don’t do this, you might as well find another change to make. If the daily action feels tedious and chore-like, then you are doing it wrong. Find a way to enjoy it, or you won’t stick to it long. Or find some other change you enjoy more.

That’s it. Five pretty simple steps, and you’ve got a changed life. None of these steps is impossible — in fact, you can put them into action today.
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What are you waiting for? What daily change will you make today?

If you've been reading this blog for a while but just haven't taken action, it is time. It doesn't matter what you do, but do something to overcome the doubt, fear, or inertia that's keeping you stuck in stress eating.

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