So the question for many is: Where to Start?
Well, the best way to get your health back is to start by buying my Super Detox Tea on subscription for the rest of your life.
Okay now for the real non-sexy answer: No matter what your goal, the best way to get there is to start where you’re already are.
Well, duh Gabe, I didn’t come here so I can read your dull platitudes… Sign me up for the Tea; I can feel the toxins oozing out of my fat cells.
As I said, it’s not the most significant revelation, but the vast majority breeze over this concept and may do well for a little while… Maybe even for a month or the latest 12-week challenge their Detox Guru has laid out for them. And they feel good, but then it all comes crashing down because it’s not sustainable.
You must avoid being overly romantic about the New Year, New Month, Next Monday whenever. The reality is you still have all of the bad habits, less than optimal environments and negative self-talk you had last year, last month and last Monday.
If these things continue to go unaddressed, then you are sure to fail. And for those who succeed, I’d posit that they somehow unknowingly or subconsciously addressed these issues and saw the success because of it.
So where to start? Rather than completely overhauling your life to lose the 20 lbs. of toxins your guru has convinced you that you have in your fat. Start small with something that you can do every day even on the very worst days.
This can also be used inversely by stop doing something every day even on your worse days.
Then after a few weeks and 95%-100% compliance to your first habit, add in something new and slightly more challenging.
For me, it initially started with one healthy meal. Something I can be consistent with every single day. I knew every day waking up that I was going to have at least one nutritious meal under my belt. Then after it just became a part of my morning routine, I added in another… and so on…
Note this also doesn’t just apply to nutrition, In fact, my very first habit was addressing my pre-bedtime routine, which naturally started with two already ingrained habits: taking my contacts out and brushing my teeth. After I take my contacts out and put the glasses on, I set my alarms for the next day and immediately put all my devices on airplane mode and shut off any TV’s or computers. Then I’d brush my teeth and then proceed to read something light for a few minutes and then go to bed.
This routine has since evolved quite substantially, but that’s for another time…
The main takeaway from today: Find a straightforward action you can do every day to move you closer to where you want to be… In 2 weeks if you’re 95%-100% compliant and confident you can add another action, Do it! If you’re less than 95% compliant, perhaps reflect on what went wrong and how you could address it or maybe the initial action was too invasive and needs to be scaled back. Either way, try to focus on consistent daily effort.
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