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#TuesdayTidbit - Small Changes Can Create Big Results

Tomorrow I'm turning 42, and this year I'm struggling with self image. So today's #TuesdayTidbit is how Small Changes Can Create Big Results.

I think sometimes we have the misconception that if you want to see results you have to make big changes, and that's not always true. When the reality is,
making small changes really can created big results. And I'm determined to start making some small changes.

If you hate to exercise, don't feel that you have to jump in and workout 30-60 minutes every day. Chances are, unless you have a very motivating support system, you won't stick with it. Instead, start small by taking the stairs instead of the elevator, park farther away from store entrances, play tag with your kids, take a walk after dinner, just find a way to move your body. In time, these small changes will make a difference. 

This is where I struggle, but total lifestyle changes doesn't have to happen overnight. Start by making simple swaps (sweetened drinks for water, sugary coffees for plain black coffee, replace one processed food with a healthy alternative, add a fruit or veggie to every meal). The list goes on and on, but the idea is simple. Where you feel that you need improvement, simply start making small changes. 

I love sweets, and I don't plan on giving them up. I do however plan to modify the amount of processed sweets that I eat. And I plan by starting 'small', because honestly I've tried to go 'all out' and cut out sweets and for me personally it did not work. Instead, I'm eating smaller portions of the things that I love. Look for a future post this week about my upcoming goals. 

Mental Health
I think sometimes taking care of your mental well being gets overlooked. I also know that everyone's situation is differently. Thankfully, I have a husband who realizes my need for exercise, and some 'me' time. Because the truth is, when I don't get it, I'm not a very nice person. So my family has realized it's better for everyone if I'm given that much needed time for myself. But I remember, especially as a new mom, that I struggled and felt really guilty that I needed a few minutes for 'me'. And even now, I at times still struggle with taking care of me. I know those that can get away for the day, or the weekend, or a girl's trip or girls night out. For me, it's a 20 minute soak in the tub, it's 10 minutes without anyone asking me for anything, it's a few moments to read or pray after everyone is in bed. The point is carve out some time for you, even if it's just a few minutes because those small changes really can create big results. 

What small changes are you making in your life? 

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