At Inner Light Wellness we work with organizations to help craft wellness programs for their associates. Our approach is to help people improve upon their wellness habits so that they can take charge of their health and well-being. We have simplified the concept of habit change in 5 easy steps, making the formation of new habits simple, easy, and accessible for everyone.
Our 5-Habits are
1. Grow for Life
2. Try, Try, Do
3. Eat Your Medicine
4. Just Move It
5. Fill’er Up & Go
When thinking about habit change, consider how many habits do you have? You might need a minute to think about that question, because habits are, by definition, behaviors that we perform automatically, with little or no thought. From making a coffee when we get up in the morning to brushing our teeth before bed at night, our habits subtly guide our daily lives.
As a result, you may not realize how much power there is in habits. If repeated every day, even the smallest actions, from eating salads at lunch to eating a burger and fries instead, can accumulate force and have a huge effect. So understanding and embracing habits is a great way to take control of your life and achieve more.
We don’t notice tiny changes, because their immediate impact is negligible. If you are out of shape today, and go for a 20-minute jog, you’ll still be out of shape tomorrow. Conversely, if you eat a family-size pizza for dinner, it won’t make you overweight overnight. But if we repeat small behaviors day after day, our choices compound into major results. Eat pizza every day, and it’s likely you will have gained considerable weight after a year. Go jogging for 20 minutes every day, and you’ll eventually be leaner and fitter, even though you won’t have noticed the change happening.
If you want to make a positive change in your life, know that change requires patience, as well as confidence that your habits are keeping you on the right trajectory – even if you aren’t seeing immediate results. You may also find greater success in making changes and achieving better results when you work with a coach.
So if you find that your behaviors and habits don’t seem to be paying off, try to focus on your current trajectory rather than your current results. If you have little money in the bank but you are saving something each month, then you can be confident that your trajectory is right. Your current results might not be great, but keep going in this direction and, in a few months or a few years, you will notice a major improvement. By contrast, a millionaire who outspends his earnings each month may not be worried about his bank statements from one month to the next, but, in the end, his trajectory will catch up with him.
The key to making big changes in your life doesn’t have to involve major upheaval; you don’t need to revolutionize your behavior or reinvent yourself. Rather, you can make tiny changes to your behavior, which, when repeated time and time again, will become habits that may lead to big results.
We help associates make small, important changes toward healthy lifestyle habits that have a tremendous impact on their overall health and well-being in our 5-Habits of Healthy, Resilient People Program, supportive One-on-One Coaching, and our Integrative Wellness Educational classes.
Join Tisha at the June 13 L/A Metro Chamber of Commerce Breakfast, held at the Poland Spring Inn to learn how her programs are impacting the productivity and wellness outcomes within a local, Lewiston organization or contact her today for a free consultation on what you might do to help your associates achieve more success in their wellness journey.