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Habit Change Advice

Happy MONDAY! TGIM! QUOTE OF THE DAY: “Just one small positive thought in the morning can change your whole day.”   THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: We are 10 days into the new year!   How are you doing with everything?  You might have tried to change some things about yourself.  You might not.  I have been listening to a couple of gurus on habit change and they kind of said the same thing. If you want to start a new habit do the following: 1) Make it a really small and really easy thing.  2) After you do it, celebrate that you did do it.   3) Tell yourself you are the type of person that does this new habit.   For instance, say you wanted to start flossing your teeth.  Make the goal really easy.  Say, I am just going to start by flossing one tooth on the first day.  Then when you floss the one tooth, celebrate that!  You did it! You flossed one tooth.  Then say I am the type of person that flosses my teeth.    Don’t say I am going to meditate for 60 minutes a day in 2022.  Make the goal to meditate one minute a day.  And then celebrate that.  If you make the goal really easy, you are more likely to do it.  And once you do it, you can create some momentum around these small wins.  And once you get the momentum, you can think of maybe adding other things or making the goal bigger.  Does that make sense?  Have you heard this advice before? Do you have any new goals for 2022?  Do you have any new goals for the first Quarter of 2022?  I have some cool ideas for my Fitbit Champion class that I was able to develop over the New Year’s break while I was in Cleveland OHIO.  I get the best ideas while I am running and so I was able to run on my in-law’s treadmill and think and dream.  Now, I will be the first to tell you I don’t really like the treadmill.  But, there was something about it this year, where I was able to do it for about an hour or so twice!! And I didn’t mind it.  I think that is growth right there.  It was different than running outside.  But I embraced it.  I did it.  And I celebrate that small win! I am the type of person who can now enjoy treadmill running if I ever choose to do it again.  Happy Monday! Good luck with your new Year’s goals and dreams and aspirations.  Let me know what you are up to in 2022! Or just respond to say “Hi!” It would be good to hear from my Matt’s Motivational Members.   I enjoy interacting with you.    Have a good one, From Coach Matt AFFIRMATIONS OF THE DAY:  1) I believe in myself. 2) I am a wonderful person. 3) My confidence and self-esteem are high. 4) I know my worth. 5) I love who I am. 6) I am strong. 7) I am capable of overcoming anything. 8) No challenge is too great for me. 9) My life is abundant and fulfilling. 10) I am committed to my personal growth. Share the Matt’s Motivational Monday love: 1) Support Matt’s Motivational Monday here


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