Change Begins With Choice

Are you tired of being tired? Worn out from worry? Fatigued because you're fat? 

What if the first choices you make each morning are to breathe deeply, express gratitude or simply drink a big glass of water? Try it. Anyone can do all three things and instantly benefit from increased oxygen to the brain, a feeling of peace and calm and potentially better transit of waste (a good poop). 

Dr. Phil says how you do anything is how you do everything. And I think he's on to something.

One small change can be the beginning of something big. Regardless of the nature of your recklessness (eating, drinking, mania or sloth), choosing a new behavior causes all other behaviors to shift.  


If you drink a tall glass of water as you prepare dinner, you won't have as much room for the wine  so that could mean one less tonight or maybe none. 


If you swap your starchy bagel for scrambled eggs this morning you may avoid craving another hit of sugar before lunch. A breakfast of protein and fat has more staying power and can fuel your brain to work without distraction.


Before you fire up Facebook for the fifth time today, take a walk to the mailbox and maybe a little beyond. You might meet a real person to chat with and find it infinitely more satisfying. At the very least you'll get some fresh air and maybe a fresh perspective. Take a picture, you can post it. ;)

A small hinge can swing a huge door.

Which change will you choose?