Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest step of your life. Tiptoe if you must, but take a step.
Naeem Callaway

In December, you promised yourself this would be the year. This year you’ll eat better, drink less, figure out why you’re not sleeping, exercise more, and check out those aches and pains that you write off to aging.

January takes off and the motivation starts to fade. Routine overrides all your good intentions. Sometimes even though you know something will help, it’s just too daunting. It feels risky. It feels time-consuming when you’re already pressed for this precious commodity. It’s too hard to figure out where to start, so you don’t. You continue to do things in the same way, hoping that maybe just maybe something will shift. It feels easier, safer to stick with the status quo.

woman walking up stepsToday is a good day, in fact the perfect day, to start.

  • Take the first step. Look yourself in the eye, and state that you are worth it. You are!
  • Do something different todayEat more greens, even though you’re sure you won’t like them and you don’t know what to do with them. (Learn.)
  • Drink more water. Drink water or tea instead of coffee or booze.
  • Cook at home, from scratch.
  • Move your body. Find one small step you can make today that says “I love you” to your body.

Tomorrow, do it again

Start each day with these loving questions: “What’s next? What small step am I now ready to take?” These small gentle steps will quickly accumulate, leading to positive shifts in your health and your life.

Stop waiting. Start today. One small new step. Because you are worth it.

Stop waiting. Start today. One small new step. Because you’re worth it.

Written by Barbara Heinen. This article first appeared in
What Are You Waiting For?

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