Making Positive Habits Stick

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Making Positive Habits Stick

Making major life changes like starting a new fitness routine, losing substantial weight or getting out of debt can be daunting. But many experts in the fields of health and wellness say there are some key steps you can take to help foster success.

Focus on One New Change at a Time

Productivity blogger and author Leo Babauta suggests concentrating on implementing one new habit at a time. In his 2009 book “The Power of Less,” Babauta explains how he used that strategy to quit smoking, get out of debt, write two books, become a marathon runner and more — all in just two years.

Start Small

If your goal is to exercise five days a week and you’re not currently working out at all, start with one day a week and build from there. If your goal is to become a vegetarian, begin by eating one plant-based meal each day. Starting small makes it easier to adopt new behaviors without getting overwhelmed.

Schedule Your Efforts

Set aside time for goal-related activities. Mark them on your calendar and treat them like any other appointment. Say no to events during those time blocks and don’t cancel on yourself.

Seek Social Support

Studies show that involving friends and loved ones in your goals helps motivate you and keep you accountable. It’s even better if you and a buddy have similar objectives. Apps and sites that digitally connect you to friends or coworkers can ignite your competitive spirit and push you to keep going.

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Selena D.

Selena D. is a Board Certified Hypnotist, member of the National Guild of Hypnotists, an EFT Practitioner and NLP Certified. She has assisted thousands of individuals as they have discovered their own creative mind powers for personal growth and abundance. While earning a distinguished reputation within the industry, Empowered Hypnosis Wellness Centers has grown to become a full service wellness provider offering Hypnosis, Life Coaching, Reiki and Massage Therapy. Nothing brings Selena greater joy than seeing people change their lives for the better. Selena’s work has been featured in numerous local and national media outlets over the years, including WPIX 11, Fox and NY Post. She continues to maintain an extensive base of loyal clients whose lives, work and relationships have been enriched with her guidance. Norma Lujan, Harper’s Bazaar “Most Fabulous at Any Age 2013” winner is among Selena’s clients. She keeps current on the latest research in the field of mind and body wellness by attending numerous seminars and trainings. She has attended Louise Hay’s workshop on teaching people to love themselves, and T. Harv Ecker’s Millionaire Mind Seminar, his “Train the Trainer” program and received a certificate of completion. Selena has also traveled to California to learn from Billionaire Bill Bartmann about bouncing back from life’s hardships, and attended Excellerated Business School for Entrepreneur’s Money and You seminar. Selena practices what she teaches as she continuously seeks ways to learn and grow through self-improvement.

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