The Key to Becoming Unstuck: How to create healthy habits, and achieve great things

Have you ever had times when it just felt like you are STUCK! No matter what you do to move forward, you can’t! No matter what we’d like to achieve, we just can’t get to a place of developing better habits. Ever wanted to eat healthier? Exercise more often? How about be more organised? Show more creativity in your job? Or even change your negative attitude into a more positive one? Maybe even change the way we work or interact with people?

It always seems to be a much larger task than we would like it to be. We would like to have better, healthier habits but can’t seem to get to that point, no matter how hard we try! Be it eat healthier food, exercising regularly, start saving, stop worrying about everything, it doesn’t matter what it is, it just seems impossible!!

Sometimes, it seems easier to just give up, and resign ourselves with the inevitable? We all go through that at some point! It’s just easier to sit on that couch and watch TV, and not exercise. We tell ourselves: “what’s the use; it’s too difficult; it’s too much effort and without much result, or maybe you say: I just can’t get motivated enough to start!

The definition of Insanity
If you are anything like me, you think that in order to start any new habit it should be a BIG, dramatic change! But actually after having tried several takes on “I’m going to start exercising for 2-3 hours every day!” which usually results in me pulling a muscle, and to never venture near the gym for a long time, I finally realised that it’s not working! I’ve heard that insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result! So let’s try something new.

Start small
You see, we’ve all been there too often, and know what that’s like. But through coaching, I’ve realised a key that so simply, that it seems almost too easy- Start with a small step. Waiting for more? That’s it. I told you its simple!
If you want to start a new habits start with the smallest step that you can manage. For example, if you want to start an exercise regime, rather than the ‘go big or go home’ motto, which is a great start, but the finish is usually quite embarrassing. - start with exercising for one day a week, or better yet for 10 minutes a day. If it’s not too unrealistic soon you’ll find yourself meeting this target with ease, and then you’ll find yourself becoming more confident, and adding more days in the week or time to exercise! Continue this for about 3 weeks and before you know it you will have developed a healthy habit. The great thing about this is that it can be done with virtually any situation.

Why it’s effective?
When you start with a small step and then when it goes well, you have a little motivation to continue with another small step, and soon enough you start creating enough momentum to enable you to complete a great task! What’s the smallest step you can take to change your attitude? To achieve your dreams? To be more creative? Monitor it over a period. Give yourself time. You didn’t do so
well this week, that’s okay you can try again next week. Check yourself, and soon you’ll find yourself developing a new and wonderful habit. Try it out for a few weeks and keep at it, even if you miss a week or 2! Let me know how it works out for you.

How does coaching work:
A coach will partner with you, and act as a catalyst to achieve your goals. A coach has a unique perspective and is trained on a specific methodology that evokes curiosity, and reflection. If you want to truly succeed, and achieve something extraordinary, a coach is essential! For more information about coaching please check out my website:

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Author's Bio: 

About Racheal: I work with leaders and professionals to ensure success. I offer telephone coaching, as well as face-to-face, and group coaching. Areas that I focus on are finding your vision and passion in life; strengthening your personal foundation; managing your stress; and executive coaching. To learn more contact me now for a free (no obligations) coaching session.

Racheal is a psychologist, and executive coach with many years of Human Resources Management experience within a corporate environment as well as running her own business. She is passionate about people and their development.