How Rituals Help to Build Consistency

This certainly isn’t a new revelation, but when it comes to achieving your healthy eating and fitness goals, consistency is the secret to success. Of course, this is easy to say and at times hard to implement so we thought we might share a secret that has helped to hold us accountable to ourselves- RITUALS!

To be more specific, morning rituals are critical to success. While everyone has them- wake up, shower, grab coffee and a convenient breakfast (maybe), etc.- they aren’t always the best options for the start of a productive day. If this sounds like a typical morning for you, ask yourself this- Are these behaviors truly helping me to get where I want to be? Doing so affords us a glimpse at the unseen forces that control our lives. It might by hard to believe but people are controlled by their rituals- good and bad. Here’s a real life example. How many of you wake up and before your feet even hit the floor, have already checked your email? Well, I am sorry to tell you that you have just given up control of your day to your Inbox.  What this means is that we are often on autopilot and when you succumb to these forces, oftentimes we are steered in a direction opposite of where we want to be.

How does this relate to consistency? Take this morning ritual for example- you wake up, head to the gym for the 6am class, come home to shower, eat a breakfast that you have already prepared for yourself, journal what your grateful for and/or read and then head out to face your day. Sound like a lot? Honestly, you can fit a series of healthy rituals like these into small chunks of time that work for you and your life. When implemented, you have already exercised and nourished your body, mind, and soul- all before work! Do this 3, 4, 5, or more days a week and these behaviors will not only become habit, you will notice a definite change in all aspects of your life. TRYING to be consistent with your healthy habits will become an effortless ritual and ultimately aid in your success.

If you are looking for some ideas on how to create a morning ritual of your own, feel free to reach out to us. We are here to help and want to see you succeed in whatever you want to accomplish!