Every choice we make, be it conscious or unconscious, has an effect.
Think about it for a minute:
– get up early to exercise
– have a lie in
– have a protein packed, veggie filled lunch
– grab a processed snack
– say “yes” to something you don’t really want to do
– say “no”
There are limitless choices we make every day: brush your teeth/don’t brush your teeth; make your bed/don’t make your bed
Some will have little impact on your day, others immediate impact and others, long term impact (think about not brushing your teeth for a week: smelly breath; for a month – tooth decay; for a year – possible dental surgery). That might seem dramatic, but you get what I mean.
So I suggest that it is worth writing down what it is you want to achieve with:
– your health
– your finances
– your relationships
– your fitness
Once you have your goals laid out, daily choices will be easier to make as each choice takes you towards or away from your goals.
For example, if you’re saving for your next holiday and you see a fabulous pair of shoes. You love the shoes, but you could also put that money towards your holiday and be closer to your goal.
Same goes for your health: choosing to eat fresh, real food over processed food; choosing extra sleep over TV; choosing to manage your stress.
Each and every choice will move you closer or away from your goal.
PLUS, nothing works in isolation. In other words: if you eat better, chances are you will feel better, move better and sleep better. If you sleep better, you can manage stress better, which then allows you to think more clearly and creatively etc etc
So, be aware of your choices, and maybe make a conscious decision to choose differently in some cases.
If you’re not changing it, you’re choosing it