One of the tips I mentioned in yesterday’s post on Enjoying Thanksgiving Happily and Healthily was to not let one day of indulgence make you feel that you can “throw in the towel” on the rest of the holiday season. One great way to keep yourself motivated is to simply focus on one healthy habit every single day. It makes the whole “healthy living” thing feel a whole lot more manageable, and all those little healthy changes will definitely add up to a healthier you come the end of holiday season! (picture source)
So what little changes can you make each day? It might be the same thing every day (for example, drinking more water), and you just re-set your intention every day and get a fresh start. Or, you might decide to take on a new challenge every day. All I ask is that you do one healthy thing for yourself every day. So tomorrow, get in a work out, add in some extra vegetables, limit your added sugar, eat breakfast, or drink plenty of water. Just choosing one of those feels like an attainable goal, right? (picture source)
I actually got thinking about the concept of small changes during the holiday season when I joined “Elf4Health,” a 4-week challenge hosted by Lindsay at The Lean Green Bean and Elle at Nutritionella. The challenge gives us one healthy habit to follow each day for four weeks, and assigns us an “elf” (another fellow participant) to help keep us on track. While the sign-ups to get an “elf” for the first two weeks are over, you can still get an “elf” for the second two weeks if you sign up before December 6th! If you’d like to follow along with the entire challenge even though official sign-ups are over, and you feel like you need extra motivational help, I’m happy to send the twice-weekly emails that I’ll send to my own buddy to you, too! Just leave a comment on this post, or send me an email via my contact page, and I’ll make you my own personal elf buddy :). (picture source)
So tell me in the comments … What one thing will you focus on to improve your health today? Do you think focusing on one small goal each day is a helpful approach for you?