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Day 7: Become Your Healthiest Best by Making One Small Change

Today's Healthiest Best You Daily Tip/Resource/Check-In

Daily Tip

Today's tip is about making one small change.

One small change can change your well-being.

In helping others, one of the most successful ways to take action is to make one small change and hold that change consistently for at least a month. I generally say 60 days minimum, but it varies by person.

There's no time like the present to decide to become your healthiest best. Over these several posts of tips, resources and check-ins, what's resonating with you the most?

This is a wonderful time to collect your mindfulness tools as we head into the holiday eating season. This is a time where people tend to gain 10-20-30 pounds and then resolve to do something different in the next year.

I call this Self-Care September. I do an overall evaluation around this time of year and often decide to change one small thing and hold that change in action for at least a month or more. Sometimes the change becomes a permanent part of me.

What is one small change or adjustment you would like to make? Some examples that coordinate with our daily check-in below are:

-Walk a mile or exercise for 20 minutes

-Drink at least 8 - 8oz glasses of water per day (more for those who weigh more.)

-Eat differently. You can do this by eating smaller portions, eating less of a certain food, etc.. whatever you decide to do.

-Spend 30 minutes meditating.

-Add a cup of vegetables daily.

Where we may become overwhelmed and not end up as successful as we hoped, is when we try to change everything all at once and many changes. Try 1 or 2 and hold them successfully for at least 30 days before introducing your next change.

Daily Resource:

A trusted resource for how to make change, is my book PERCOLATE - Let Your Best Self Filter Through. The book includes 9 steps of change, for helping you consciously make changes or deal with changes due to unforeseen circumstances.

Is there a voice inside of you that’s urging you to make changes and seek a richer, more fulfilling life? Do you feel like you’ve been searching for something more meaningful, even if you don’t know exactly what it is? Have no fear—Percolate will show you how to let your best self filter through and thrive! In this empowering, heartwarming—and often humorous—book, Elizabeth Hamilton-Guarino will help you wake up to what’s possible, allow your heart and mind to simmer with fresh ideas to achieve your goals and enhance your well-being, and enable your spirit and passion to rise to the top like the foam on your latte. Elizabeth will guide you through the Percolate Process, a nine-point plan that teaches you how to implement positive changes to excel in every aspect of your life. It’s simple, practical, and fun! Go ahead . . . grab a cup of your favorite joe, put your feet up, and start percolating. Ah, can’t you just taste the inspiring brew as your most powerful thoughts blend together to bring the authentic, best you to the world?

(Hay House Publishing, 4/14/14)

Daily Check-In:

  • Have you either walked a mile today or exercised for 20 minutes?

  • How much water are you drinking?

  • What are you eating?

  • How much are you eating?

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