To put it simply, cut down the decisions around your health routines and you’ll be better off.
With ever-expanding science, diets and fitness methods coming up frequently, there can be an overwhelming amount of choices when it comes to choosing a path to take.
There can literally be unlimited choices and the process of deciphering what to do, can delay or even stop you in your tracks!
The ONLY right decision is the one of action!
Don’t look for the silver bullet that is going to be the “latest science, most beneficial for your genome and least effort required.” 🤨🙄😳
Making the choice to take action, develop a routine and a habit is the only silver bullet…
Yes, you can refine and make more educated choices over time when you have the habit of health ingrained in your life.
Decision fatigue is “the deteriorating quality of decisions made by an individual, after a long session of decision making” according to Wikipedia.
If your health and fitness habits have been active for less than twelve months, then cutting away the number of decisions that you consciously make is the right approach.
People in general don’t cheat on their diet plans in the morning. It’s easy to make the choice to eat something healthy in the morning after a full night’s sleep.
The brakes usually come off the diet late at night, after dinner when you’re craving something sweet.
You’ve been really good all day and used up all of your good choices and if you give yourself the opportunity, then its much harder to say no.
Famously, Mark Zuckerberg wears the same outfit every single day and he does this because it’s one less decision that he has to make. Saving it for something more important.
The secret for long term success is transferring from choosing to be fit and healthy to having it as an unconscious habit that gets done.
Here are 3 tips to transform your health & fitness into a habit.
1. Pay for it and create social accountability 😬 Initially outsourcing your health and fitness to a coach or professional takes away a lot of the choices. They make the choices for you and all you need to do is show up. Paying for something can be a great motivator for some, but also layering social accountability is a good idea. Post it on social media.
2. Uncover what you want to achieve and why 🤔 Once you know what and why, you’ll need to figure out how to assess it. Once you can assess the success of your endeavours, then results will be a factor that cement your habits.
3. Find something you enjoy 🤗 Don’t think all diets and healthy lifestyles have to be hardcore and devoid of fun. It you hate it, then look for better answers or methods that suit you. It’s not a one-size-fits all approach when it comes to health and fitness. Enjoyment and purpose will get you out of the bed in the morning.