The first step in changing anything in life (that includes the health of your body and skin) is to have the information you need to make the changes that will make THE difference.
Often the hard part is actually making the changes. We as humans are hardwired to dislike change. Everyone has that reaction and has to work to get past their own resistance to change.
It takes most people 21 days to create a new habit, and changing anything requires new choices and decisions.
I really love this video because it points out the fact that we are all capable of making great changes in our lives and how steadfastly we can stand in our own way. ;-)
Click the play button below to watch it now:
For an example, think of all those new year resolutions most people make. What usually happens to those after a month or so? I still remember many of the times I've made new year resolutions for.
The one thing that stands out to me was that the times I was successful at achieving them were the years I took action on what I wanted to change.
For instance, I remember when I finally got to the breaking point with my acne problem. I decided to take action by getting off the "Why Me" treadmill and instead only focusing on figuring out what to do that would work for me.
Once that shift in my mindset occurred, I was able to finally clear up my skin and today my life is about helping other people with the same type of problems.
It can be scary to make changes sometimes, especially when it involves our faces. We are all conditioned by our environments to do what we know, even if we understand making a change would make us healthier and happier.
For example, I had discovered that sugar was a big problem for me. I didn't want to give it up, I didn't want to do the work of making changes, I resisted deeply.
Emotionally it was just easier to put up with doing the same old thing, than to do the work of making a different choice. Well known author and life coach Tony Robbins makes a great statement on the role of making a decision that fits well here.
I've had the pleasure of interacting with Tony personally and I find this little video makes the point clearly. Click on the play button below to watch it now:
As Tony discusses, it is clear to see that I was letting fear dictate my actions (again) and thereby keeping me stuck in a place where I didn't feel good about myself.
Then, I had a trusted friend recommend a plan she followed with great results. Unfortunately I was still not in the right mindset and was very resistant to trying anything like that on my skin.
So for months I sat on the fence about doing it, not making a true decision as Tony would say. One day thankfully something in me finally snapped!
That day I made my decision and decided to change my diet. How badly I wanted to change how I looked and felt about myself finally outweighed my resistance to change.
Thankfully the results were much better than I expected. This taught me many things about continuing to put off the decisions to DO the things that can really change your life.
Too often we suffer far longer than necessary by not taking action. Don't stand in your own way of anything you want to do from now on starting today!
If it's losing weight then make the healthy choices in your diet and increase your level of activity to get you there. If it's a better job, then start looking and applying for one.
If it's starting that business you're afraid of starting, find a mentor and just do it. If it's how you look (like it was for me), then simply make the choice to change the things you do each day to get the results you want.
That is certainly an area I am committed to helping you with! What you do every day makes a real difference in how your skin looks and behaves.
If you're ready to really make a change then you will want to check out this wonderful detox and plan that will help you conquer sugar cravings and make it easier to eliminate hidden sugar in your diet.
Sugar can be just as addictive to the body as any drug. For energy the body burns glucose (sugar) first, then fat, and last muscle. It is used in sending you the signal for it when you need energy.
The problem is that most people give their bodies sugar all the time, and that is what causes the difficulty of removing it from your diet. However, there is something that helped me and I highly recommend you start using it too.
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I'm committed to doing anything I can to help you achieve your skin care goals this year.
Have a tremendous day!
"Inspiring Healthy Choices For Better Living."