How To Create Healthy Habits: The Cycle of Habit Change
You know you need to change your habits to healthy ones in order to maintain a happy and healthy Life….but you’re faced with any of these popular scenarios
*You start a popular diet plan but are miserable and can’t stick with it.
*You try to lose weight the way that worked 5 years ago,but its not working today
*You know what to do.. but you just can’t seem to do it!
If any of these sound like you, don’t worry you’re not alone. You are completely normal.
TV and Social Media can make us feel like a failure if we can’t fit into popular diets and workout plans. We’re led to believe that change is simple and if we can’t follow a popular plan, something is WRONG with us.
It’s simply NOT TRUE! You CAN make meaningful and enjoyable changes in your life!
Everyone has their own specific values and needs, and you just need to find habits that fit your lifestyle.
The American Council on Exercise has identified 3 phases in The Cycle of Habit Change. Knowing which phase you are in, ensures that you use the right tools and the right time to create a successful habit change plan and commit to change.
The 3 phases are:
- Awareness : Weighing Habit Change Pros and Cons and Understanding Your Values
- Choice: Creating a Habit Change Plan Based On Your Strengths
- Execution: Taking Action and Ensuring Successful Habit Change
Research proves that setting goals which align with what you VALUE and fit your lifestyle ensures you can COMMIT TO CHANGE.
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