Autumn is a great time of year to kickstart a new health routine or re-start an old one that may have slipped over the summer months. A change in routine, prompted by the return to the office or the return of a busy social life or even the change in season, usually induces a change of mindset.
Sometimes it can be a little overwhelming but change usually arrives on our doorstep for a reason!
If you change nothing, nothing will change!
So why not embrace the change? This is a great time to focus on a change in your wellbeing and challenge yourself with a new health and fitness goal to prepare your body, mind and immune system for the upcoming cold season and beyond?
Choose your challenge:
- Lose weight
- Start a new hobby
- Do more exercise
- Improve your mindset
- Get more sleep
Whatever you choose, remember... the easy bit is choosing, the hardest part is actually doing it!
So here's some tips on how to stay focused and achieve your challenge, helping to keep you awesome this Autumn!
Tip 1 - 30 Day Rule
Stay strong and try to stick with your challenge for at least a month. After a month, your behavior patterns adapt and it becomes part of your natural daily routine, making it much easier to continue for longer.
Tip 2 - Motivation
Tip 3 - The 3 C's
Consistency - Try to be consistent with your approach to your challenge. Engaging in your chosen activity for 10 minutes a day is much better than 1 hour a week or changing your diet for 1 meal a day is better than 1 day a week...this links back to the 30-day rule. If you can get it to become part of your routine then you are much more likely to continue well into the future.
So what are you waiting for?