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What is it going to take?

So, what is it going to take to make a change?  I believe it is safe to say that we all know what it would take to live a healthier life.  Maybe you are not a nutrition expert, for example, however you know that you don’t eat as much vegetables as you should.  Maybe you also realize you should drink more water, and you realize this is an easy thing to do, as water is not costly at all….yet you choose to drink more cola than water day after day.

Sure, some things are really hard to kick, like that smoking habit that you have.  However, there are things that you can do right now that would make a positive impact on your life by saving you money, improving the quality time with your loved ones, and increase your enjoyment of the days that you have left on this planet as we know it.

So, right now decide to make that change.  Much research shows that it is better to make small changes one by one over time, compared to making huge changes all at once.  One positive change per month is not much at all, however can really impact your life.  Do it now.  Don’t wait for the consequences to build up.  Decide right now, what it is going to take.


Routines can be good or bad, as is everything with life.  One little change in your normal routine, and the entire habit loop is interrupted.  Or even more interesting, the initiator of the routine occurs on the wrong day, wrong time, wrong place, and here you are going through the motions.  For example, you wake up to your alarm that was not supposed to be set on Sunday, and start going through the ritual of going to work.  How embarrassing, yet relieving that you can just slip back into bed!

Are you just going through the motions, or is it time to re-think your actions to make sure they are creating the type of lifestyle you want?  Chances are that right now there are routines in all of our lives that could change for the better.

Matthew M Mix, DC