Creating Healthy Habits
In this blog, I want to share with you a few ways you can create healthy habits with FHIT.
Before you get reading, I want you to think about the habits you already have. They might be learned behaviour, so things you learnt as a child, or they could be habits you’ve created through your very own choices.
They don’t have to be big, some of my own healthy habits are small things like brushing my teeth in the morning, not snoozing my alarm and keeping promises that I make.
Here are a few pointers to get you moving in the right direction:
- Recognise your unhealthy habits
- Find your WHY?
- Incorporate FHIT into your daily schedule
- Track your progress
Recognise your unhealthy habits
What does a normal day look like for you? Run through everything you do or say and write down any bad habits you notice – how many of these do you do unintentionally? Then, look back at the list, recognise when you’re repeating these habits and hold yourself accountable. You’ll eventually start to recognise your unhealthy habits, and their triggers, which is a great place to start.
Find the WHY behind your goal
Goals are an extremely important part of FHIT, but, what’s more important? The WHY. Why are you working towards these goals? Make sure you remind yourself every day the reason why you started, so you can make a conscious effort to make healthy habits and achieve your goals.
Incorporate FHIT into your daily schedule
A lot of people come to me and say creating healthy habits takes a lot of time and energy – only one part of that is true. I created FHIT for those of us who are time poor, trust me I get it… we’re all busy with work, kids and life in general. But, if you can put aside 15 minutes to work out, you are already creating healthy habits and yes, burning all that energy!
Track your progress
No matter what you’re working towards, whether it’s losing weight, building your fitness or creating a healthier mindset – track your progress. Check in with yourself once a week and ask yourself, are you on track? Why/why not? This will keep you accountable in creating healthy habits.
It’s no walk in a park, but if you take anything out of this blog remember to put yourself first, keep yourself accountable and recognise all of your habits – good and bad.