If we are being honest, most of us know the changes we could make to improve our health and wellbeing, but it is complicated. Even the easiest changes have prerequisites as well as impact on what is often already a very right schedule. This is why the field of psychology often puts early emphasis on breaking big goals down into smaller ones, and taking things step by step.
First, think about what needs to change. Are you ready for tweak your diet? Up your exercise? Rededicate to personal or spiritual relationships? Pick JUST one, and figure out where you are in the change process with this brief guide.
Then, develop a SMART goal using this guide.
The key is to start SMALL! If we try to do everything all at once we set ourselves up for failure and become less likely to do anything. If you want to lose weight, start by tracking your diet for a few weeks before you try to change anything. Then, identify that one snack, soda, or other indulgence you do not need and see if you can reduce or eliminate it for two weeks, then on to the next goal, and so on.
Your progress may seem painfully slow at first but, before you know it, you will be well on your way to where you want to be!