We all know that staying consistent with anything in your life is the only way to make meaningful change. If you’re looking to stay healthy, there are a few things you can do every day to look after yourself. Here are a few ideas to build new healthy habits and vitamin-specific ones that can help you make a change.
Everyone is different.
Firstly, it’s important to accept a few basic things. It’s personal. Some people find building habits easy and others find it difficult. Some people pick them up and are able to bring new behaviors into their life quickly. For others, it can take a longer. Don’t give up just because your colleague always remembers to take their vitamins, is on a ten-day no-smoking streak or has been for a run every morning this week.
Attach new habits to existing habits.
To everyone who finds it difficult, here’s some surprising news – you’re already sticking to healthy habits without realizing. You wake up at a certain time in the morning on a certain day. Maybe you have coffee every morning. Brush your teeth every evening. One way of building a new habit is attaching it to an existing one.
So after breakfast, take your vitamins and consider them both as the same action. Maybe take them right before you brush your teeth and head to sleep. Give your new habit an old one to hold onto.
Be vocal. Be honest.
Share your goals with your friends, family, colleagues, and partners. The more you talk about your new habit, the more you can integrate it into your life and have people check in on you. That means celebrating with the people close to you when you manage two whole weeks of taking your vitamins – let’s see those empty vitamin packs!
Don’t give up when you stumble.
Building healthy habits is hard. Missing a single day doesn’t mean that you’ve failed. It means that you’re still trying. The only way to fail is to stop altogether. So as long as you keep at it you’re still building a healthy habit. Share your moments of disappointment and rely on those around you to keep you going. Stay motivated.
Track your progress.
It can be really productive to write things down – especially when you’re just starting out. If you’re on a five-day run with taking your vitamins, it’s important to see that somewhere. Think about how ‘automatic’ the action feels. The more automatic, the closer you are to building this action into a habit. One of the easiest ways to remind yourself is to set a reminder on your phone. If the work emails and social pressure gets in the way of that, stick to stickie-notes in your home or apartment.
Remember the positive impact.
Try to remember the positive impact this change will have on your life. We know that getting the right balance of nutrients is essential. That’s not just to prevent illness and stay balanced but to be at our absolute best, the height of our potential.
Taking your vitamins every day is difficult because we can’t always see the immediate impact. Your health is a life journey and the ‘way you feel’ can shift due to many different factors. This shouldn’t stop us from making the healthy choice to build healthy habits.
We know it can be difficult to see the impact. That’s why we send you a report of your nutritional status every 3 months. That’s our solution. A little reminder that taking your vitamins every day has a huge and measurable impact. In the meantime, keep up with building those healthy habits and remember the key points:
- Everyone is different.
- Attach new habits to existing habits.
- Be vocal. Be honest.
- Don’t give up when you stumble.
- Track your progress.
- It’s never too late to make a healthy choice.
Nutritional imbalance is the number one cause of health issues in the United States. Accurately check your nutrient levels with a Baze Starter Kit, which includes a painless blood test, a report on your current nutrient levels and a month of free personalized vitamins.