Healthy Change Starts with Healthy Habits
Spring is almost here and yet it feels like the new year just started. I know that I, and many others, are still thinking about how to make changes in this year: some of us are focused on our careers and work goals; others want to become more fit; and many of us want to improve and grow our personal relationships. We’re all focused on making changes in some areas of our life.
We all want to make healthy changes, but the big question tends to be “HOW?” For me, the “how” is centered around habits. When we focus on change, too often we become fixated on the desired “end result”. If it takes too long, we can become discouraged. However, when we stay the course and concentrate on developing positive habits, the “end result” often takes care of itself. Remember, repetition becomes habit and habits create a lifestyle.
If you’ve been thinking about change, or just want to reinforce the resolutions you made at the beginning of the year, I want to encourage you to think about habits.
If you are trying to break an old, bad habit, or develop a new positive habit, now is a great time to start. Whether it is the renewal associated with the coming of Spring, the rededication that accompanies the Lenten season, or the reckoning of Tax Season, now is the perfect time to begin developing positive habits.
If you are thinking of making a change, or if you’re just trying to put your life in a healthier place, consider shifting the focus to daily adjustments and habits. If the changes you are hoping to make involve mental health or substance use issues, call us at (407) 875-3700, Option 3. Our professionals are here to help!