Think of it like stacking towels.
When I begin coaching a client, one of the very first things I teach them is to not make too many changes in their health and fitness all at once.
Many folks struggle with overwhelm, especially moms. We typically have never-ending to-do lists, so the last thing we want is to add more stress to our already crowded plates. With so many responsibilities, self-care, exercise, eating well, or attempting even a short meditation practice can feel daunting.
What if your wellness journey’s focus was all about layering on healthy habits over time that would eventually just be regular habits? Sounds simple enough, right?
Think of what your linen closet would look like if you just tossed your towels in without folding and stacking them. It would be chaos and super annoying!
This is something called habitual layering: doing something consistently for a period of time and once that habit is starting to feel solid (well stacked) it’s time to add on a new healthy habit or another layer.
How long a habit takes to become routine depends on the habit, how important it is to you and why you are doing it in the first place.
Taking things one day at a time and celebrating each and every win makes the process far less daunting, far less overwhelming and way more fun!
What healthy habit are you going to implement this week? Leave a comment below!