Planning and starting a new routine can seem daunting. This is true whether it’s a new fitness routine, diet or any new wellness change we want to make. We are creatures of habit and changing our set habits cause us stress and anxiety. We automatically start doubting ourselves and let fear take over. It’s important to remember that even small changes can show improved results. Simple changes can lead to lifelong benefits.
Creating a new routine allows us to grow as a person. All too often we become stuck and comfortable in our daily life. We feel we aren’t growing or making any progress towards our goals. We can combat that by adopting new routines such as a new exercise class or program, a new morning ritual or even attempting to cook new foods. When creating new routines in areas of wellness this allows us to be healthier.
I have recently designed a fitness routine for myself that incorporates many exercises I enjoy. Over the next couple months however I plan to add more new workouts in that will force me to push myself and get out of my comfort zone. I know this will make me stronger and test my abilities. If I stick with only the same routines I will become complacent and I worry this will extend to other areas of my life as well.
I challenge you to create a new habit or routine to attempt this week. Try a new workout, add a new food in at meal time, change your work commute, take the stairs, cook for a change. Try to push yourself to grow, even if its a small step. After all, small steps can lead to big success.