Yesterday I was reminded that with 2011 ending, it’s a good time to think about the choices I’ll make in 2012. Because in most areas, if I don’t actively make choices, I’m still making choices by not making choices. So I reread some posts I wrote about choices and then shared the links with you in yesterday’s post.
Choices can be easy to voice, but much harder to stick to. One key component involves thinking through the changes we need to make to follow through with our choices… so today is a recap of posts I’ve written with practical steps to make changes..
If you only click one link on this post, make it this one with advice from Dan Buettner. He has done extensive research into living well and living long. Focus on one of the 10 habits a month in 2012 and in less than a year, you’ll make major changes to your life.
Since the number one change people often want to make is about health and fitness, let’s talk about that.
If we don’t actively choose how we’ll take care of our health… by default we’re more than likely choosing to be unhealthy. If we don’t plan and choose wisely, we’ll end up eating too much cheap/fast/convenient/unhealthy food that is available everywhere, especially in America.
If we don’t make a choice to get regular exercise, we will more than likely not move enough…. unless we sell our car and walk everywhere, which is next to impossible for most of us..
Caring for your body is work—but have you ever thought about the hard work of not caring for it?
Our bodies work best when we move regularly. There’s many beneficial exercises, but walking and running are the most natural and ones you don’t need special equipment for… unless you want to walk while working on a computer—which I’m loving!
And since running is my thing, I naturally have posts about that. If you want to start running, these posts are for you:
Stress is a huge negative factor for one’s health. Some stress is external, but we often add more stress to our life by making unwise choices about how we spend our time and money. Some stress might be unavoidable, but the truth is “Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you respond.” Lou Holtz.
Change does not happen overnight… but resist urges and it can happen, one step at a time:
Joy/happiness is good medicine, so make some wise choices and you too can know:
I’d love to hear tips from you on what you’ve found to be effective when making changes.