This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Prevention.com
So we’re into February now, and all those New Year’s Resolutions we made over a month ago may be long gone at this point. There’s a simple reason why that happens, and it has to do with the fact that most people have an all-or-nothing mentality.
What I mean by that is that if you made a resolution to lose 20 pounds this year, you probably took on a bunch of changes. You tried changing the food you ate. You tried changing how much you moved your body. You tried changing how much sleep you got. You tried changing how much time you spent sitting around watching Netflix. You tried changing the night-time snacking. You tried changing it ALL!
And then when you started slipping in just one area, you threw in the towel on all of it and decided that you just couldn’t do it at all.
For me, I resolved to reduce my stress this year. This included sleeping more, practicing more yoga, incorporating more cardio, putting boundaries on my work hours, saying no to more things, taking more bubble baths, planning a vacation. etc etc. So many things, right? I have to admit, putting it all into action was enough to stress me out even more! I HAD to break it all up in order to actually make it happen.
I’m actually teaming up with Prevention this month to talk about how important is it to just take on one small change at a time rather than trying to do it all at once. Research is starting to show that making one small change at a time actually leads to longer lasting successes, and I know we all want that, right?
I want to show you how I took on one simple action for the last 7 days and how it’s changed my life for the better.
Come on over to Prevention and join me for an inside look at how I’m battling my maxed-out stress.