Jul 24, 2024 Magazine \ Self Improvement

Turn Unhealthy Habits Into Healthy Ones
1) Eating late at night make yourself a meal bedtime. Put eating to sleep at 6, or 7, or 8 o'clock, whatever is realistic for you. Make your eating bedtime at least two hours before you actually go to bed.

2) Not exercising Get a friend to join you three days a week for a walk before you start your day. Make a commitment to each other and hold each other accountable. You may want to impose a penalty $10 every time you miss a workout?

3) Eating too much sugar, bread or fast food - It’s tough to reduce intake. Easier, I have found, to take it out altogether. So if sugar, or coffee, or soda is your nemesis, take that option off the table, entirely. You will be amazed at how powerful, and healthy, you feel once you do.

4) Beating yourself up this is a big one. Do you look at what you are wearing and pick out everything you don’t like? Do you curse yourself for eating too much? Stop it!

Becoming aware of what you are doing is the first step. When you notice yourself doing it, reverse it by saying something nice even if you don’t believe it at first. Force yourself to praise yourself - surely you can find something that you appreciate about you.

This will change how you see yourself, how you feel about yourself, and ultimately how you treat yourself. That means the behavior that you have been doing that has given you license to get down on yourself will stop.

Healthy habits get some.

Debbie Rocker
Posted on 11 Mar 2008
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