The Essential First Steps for Changing Your Routine & Habits


Whenever you’re looking for ways to improve yourself or changing your routine, the first few steps can be the toughest ones to take. There are so many options out there that you just don’t know what’s going to work for you and your ambition.

Just starting can be pretty scary too! There’s a lot of pressure focused on you to do all of the steps, follow through and follow up.

No one else can do the work that you need to grow and nurture within yourself. And just that thought alone can deter a lot of people. But not you!

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Although change can be terrifyingly uncomfortable, the thought of staying stagnant is even more frightening.

Imagine: if you remained where you are, feeling the way that you feel… These thoughts outweigh the momentary discomfort of that first step.

Think of it this way: that awkward-feeling, unknown first step is what’s between now and the life you want.

As much as we try to avoid that uncomfortable change, accepting that momentary discomfort will lead you to the results you’re looking for.

In this article, we’re going to go over the essential first steps in changing your routine and heading towards those big goals you’ve been dreaming about!

At the end of this article, I have one of the best workbooks to start you off. Best of all? It’s completely free!

Let’s get started!

Self-Care During Change

For the first step, you don’t have to be so grit-your-teeth-uncomfortable.

Sometimes we can get so wrapped up in jumping straight into the hard stuff, that we forget about being kind to ourselves during transition.

We’ve been so hard-wired to push, push, push, yet we end up burning ourselves out because of it. This dragging-feeling leads us to sputter out and end up doubting ourselves. Like we’ve made a huge mistake in even starting this journey.

Or even worse, we give up, or just completely stop everything to go back to those old habits and routines.

It’s so important to think about yourself during any type of change. How will you respond? Is it reasonable to set the goals that you’re setting for yourself? Do you need support from others?

Defining a uniquely you, personalized execution of steps one, two, three, and so on will get you to that goal quicker.

And without a huge, uncomfortable shift when you're changing your routine.

This type of self-care comes from working with yourself and acknowledging your thoughts, feelings, and actions. If you’re not a morning person, don’t schedule huge important tasks in the mornings. If you work better with another person checking up on you, find an accountability partner.

Knowing these unique characteristics about yourself will help you develop a routine to promote positive change.

Educating yourself on yourself is so important and it is so crucial to self-care during transition. When you’re not aware of how you respond, learn, or accept things, you begin to do things that can cause unnecessary hardship and discomfort.

If you don’t know what’s good or bad for you, it makes your change in routine or habits even more rocky.

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Planning a Crystal-Clear Path

Along with burn out and discouragement, that unknown factor plays a huge part in change not taking place.

When you just head for the horizon without looking down, you start to misstep on the hurdles in your path.

Along with defining what makes you who you are, knowing a clear path between now and your end-goal is just as important as taking care of yourself along the way.

Planning a path does not mean planning a rigid step-by-step guide on how to get there with no room for oops, stumbles, and life.

Because let’s face it, life always pokes its nose in, no matter how successful you are.

Planning a path means writing down how you can get to your goal.

Does it mean evolving your routine to include extra work, or maybe adding more self-care time to help get you to that next level.

The possibilities are endless but again, it goes back to knowing how you work and function. How you’re uniquely you.

I want to see you start something amazing!

If you’re struggling with knowing what’s best for you, I got your back.

Change is scary but facing inward towards yourself can be even more frighteningly unknown. For this article, I want you to have one of the best workbooks to help find out who you are and what you’re amazing at.

In this workbook, not only do you have an activity that can be done over and over again, but you have real-life coaching questions. Ones that will help you establish a solid idea of who you truly are.

Best of all? It’s completely free.

I am so confident that you can start something truly amazing, and knowing yourself is the best, first step to accomplish that. This workbook covers that.

Within these 15-pages, you will:

  • Identify strengths and opportunities within yourself

  • Have a clear idea of where you can grow in your life

  • Dive deep with coaching that will help discover a new perspective

The activity and the coaching can be used over and over again for different goals and different times in your life.

Imagine if you had something that could see where you needed guidance and showed you where you are completely amazing. This is the tool to do just that, and it’s yours.

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I can’t wait to see what you’ll accomplish when you have the right first steps.

When the space between now and your goal is personalized, you’ll start some amazing journeys!

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