Recently, I sent an email about how it takes a lot longer to form a healthy habit than we had been led to believe [three times longer – FACTS!].
I’ve got more news for you when it comes to practicing those healthy habits consistently.
Have you ever noticed how much harder it is to have willpower when you’re stressed? It doesn’t have to be bad stress – your willpower can decrease after an amazing day doing all the things you enjoy.
The reason this happens is because of something called “decision fatigue.”
Studies show that the more decisions you make over the course of a day, the harder it is to use your willpower or self control.
You know how it goes after a long day when you don’t feel energetic… and begin to say, “I’m skipping this workout.” Or saying, “I’m just going to have a few chips.” – it all becomes harder.
Peep this —> even your ability to do basic tasks are affected!
This doesn’t mean you might as well give in to decision fatigue. Nope, now you can begin applying these tips the next time you feel it settling in —>
Plan and prepare your meals ahead of time. When you have healthy food ready to go, that’s one less decision to make!
Before you go to bed at night, prepare yourself for a successful next day. Remember how you planned before your first day of school each year? You had your outfit ready and your timeline set so you be ready on time and get off to a great start. This is huge!
When possible, time block your schedule so you have more control over how you spend your time. This way, instead of thinking about what you need to do next, it’s already planned out for you! Don’t forget to make time for your to-do list, workouts, grocery shopping, and spending time with family and friends!
The best way thing you can do is show yourself some love consistently!
You can burn off the stress with a workout [you’ll feel better once you get going!] or eat a healthy spicy meal [hot foods boost endorphins, the feel-good hormones].
There are other ways, too – take a long bath, read a good book, take a relaxing walk outdoors, or sip on an energetic smoothie … Another super way to fight decision fatigue is with a supportive community [FiT FaM] of like-minded people. Having a STRONGER community around you is a HUGE part of being successful!
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Peace & Strength,