DROP IN THE BUCKET THEORY
The little things in life make life worth living. It goes for healthy living too. The drop in the bucket theory - small adjustments to your daily behavior will make enormous impact in the long run.
People look for quick fixes. They don’t want to put in the time and effort to do what is necessary to become healthy. In this world built on instant gratification actually putting in the time and effort is rare to see in the mainstream spotlight...or is it?
Look at black belts, athletes, and successful entrepreneurs. They didn’t take short cuts. They worked tirelessly in pursuit of their goals. You didn’t see the countless hours spent honing their craft but you better believe it happened. Behind closed doors where nobody else paid attention, failure after failure, setback after setback, until they made it. You see the end result and think how can I do that?
The answer is focus on the day-to-day little changes you can make to work toward your goal. It’s called the drop in the bucket theory. Every little bit helps. People think they need to work out 6 hours a day to be in shape. Not true. Start with doing a set of push-ups or bodyweight squats when you wake up or before you go to bed. Start with what you can manage and with consistency you will find that the number of reps you can do will increase. Where you used to get winded will seem easy for you. Have couple minutes free mid day? Do a set of squats. Each of these small adjustments will build to your overall goals. The more you do the more you will be able to do, the better you will feel and the more you will want to keep striving for your goal.
The same goes for what you put in your body. Avoid the latest fad diet! People look for the next get healthy fast pill and miss the fact that if they just start by making a small change such as only having ¾ size portion of what they normally would eat they could drastically change their physique and their overall health. Change those two sugars in your coffee to one. Or instead of buying that fast food breakfast sandwich try prepping hard-boiled eggs for breakfast at the beginning of the week.