This month I’ve been talking a lot about setting the tone for a productive, fulfilling and successful year. And I’m not done yet…I want to talk about your environment and whether it is supporting your goals for healthy success.
… or if it’s hurting you.
Create a healthy environment
There are two steps to create a more supportive and healthy environment:
→ First: Your environment should make it easier to follow through on your goals AND…
→ Second: It should also make it harder to NOT follow through on your goals.
Yes, these are two different things!
I have a few examples…
If you have set a goal of exercising before work,
→ First: make it easier to follow through. Have your workout clothes, water bottle, and exercise gear ready to go and waiting for you by the door.
→ Second: make it harder NOT to follow through. Force yourself to get out of bed by placing your phone (or whatever you use as an alarm) across the room, so you have to get up and turn it off.
If your goal is to eat healthier,
→ First: Have healthier options ready to go in your pantry and fridge that are front and center and in easy-reach.
→ Second: Don’t keep processed or sugary foods in your home, or place them out of sight on top shelves if you must have them at home).
If you’re taking a break from TV,
→ First: Have a replacement activity ready such as reading, working out, starting a new side hobby.
→ Second: Put the remote in a drawer so it’s out of sight/mind … or even more radically, rearrange your furniture so your TV isn’t the main focal point of your living room.
You get the picture.
It’s like a one-two punch to help propel you forward!
Now it’s your turn…
Think about ONE change you can make for the next 30 days so you can set up your environment for success.
If you want to radically overhaul your eating and finally get a handle on your food obsessions, then my 42-page workbook: Freedom from your food drama will be just the thing for you.
Packed with tools, tips and exercises this workbook will help you figure out why your eating is out of control and how to take back your power over food.
SPOILER ALERT! There are no diet restrictions, boring calorie counting, or humiliating weigh-ins required! Get the practical workbook here.