What You Need To Know To Build Healthy Habits That Stick
I get asked a lot what are my best tips for creating healthy habits. I call them the three juicy CCC: care, courage, and consistency.
Before even attempting to change your current lifestyle, you first have to know why do you want to do it. Does your goal to, let’s say, lose a few pounds feeds your ego, or does it support your mental and emotional wellness?
Need more guidance how to connect to your deep Why? read here.
Your choice to prioritize self-care should stem from your heart. Whatever your goal is, ask yourself: ”Why do I care so much to make this change?; ”What is my ”why”?”; ”How does my decision to change my lifestyle will benefit my well-being?”
Once you are set on your goal, you must practice bravery and courage. It isn’t easy to change old habits that have been solidly ingrained in your behavior for years. Most likely, your brain would try to ”protect” you from changing by tempting you to sabotage your progress.
Need more guidance how to reverse self-sabatoge? Check out this article.
Being courageous doesn’t mean we don’t stumble or that we don’t fall! It means we dare to be vulnerable and stand back again. Progress is never linear, and neither is courage. For that reason, you should care actively for your goal to keep your spirits high when things don’t go as smooth as you’d envisioned. And to keep your eye on your Why.
Once you prioritize self-care and dare to be courageous, the next step is to be consistent with your work. Please know that in six months you won’t remember the tough times when you’re close to giving up. You will only remember your courage to keep up with your self-care. By this point, you would have developed new habits and resolved limiting beliefs and constructive tendencies.
Changing is tough, but so worth it! I believe in You! 💜
How to know if you are ready for a change? Read this article.
If you are surrounded by people who bring you down, you’re very likely to succumb to their negativity. But that shouldn’t be the case!
1) Accept that you’re not responsible for other people’s behavior.
But you’re responsible for your reaction to what happens around you. Forgiving injustice doesn’t mean you condone it. It means you choose to protect and honor your sanity. You forgive in order to set yourself free from grudges! Forgiveness is an act of self-care.
2) Accept that suffering often drives progress.
Think about it: if your job makes you miserable, your relationships don’t fulfill you, or your body doesn’t deal happy and healthy — that in itself is a baddass motivation for moving on and changing your life! If it is unbearable to remain stuck in unhappy life, it becomes bearable to face your fears, seek help, and move on.
3) Accept that reward is on the other side of sacrifice.
What happens after a sweaty exercise that kicked your butt a hundred times in a row? You brush off the sweat and feel amazing! The endorphins kick in and you forget about how hard the workout seemed in the beginning. Now you’ve entered the joyous state of victory and self-accomplishment.
Yes, hard work is hard. Change is hard. But it pays off!
Ask yourself: do you prefer to pay the price of stress and misery or do you prefer to pay the cost of changing your mindset, and to improve the quality of your relationship to yourself and others?
Have you found yourself stuck in an area of your life that you want to change, but don`t know how? Read these tips!
Sometimes we want big results fast and we imagine that means pushing ourselves as far and fast as we can go. But we often set ourselves up for failure that way. Slow and steady, consistent follow-through is what gets results that create true lasting transformation. If you want to create a long-lasting change, you really have to learn how to be patient with the process.:)
STEP #1 of 5: Step Back
Stepping Back is about moving from being “in” a situation to an “observer” of a situation. The reason it’s essential to Step Back and get distance between you and your programming is that the distance opens up the opportunity to see a situation from a new perspective. Your programming is what you were given at a very early age to make decisions about yourself and the world. When you can see a situation from a new perspective, you are likely to create more choices and possibilities.
STEP #2 of 5: Let Go
At its core, transformation is a continual process of letting go. This step is all about giving you a way to release old beliefs and create new ones. Please check out my free tips on letting go here.
STEP #3 of 5: Say Yes to Self
This step is about anchoring in new beliefs that reflect your true self now. Once we’ve let go of the dysfunctional beliefs that no longer serve us, we get to choose what we want to believe and who we want to be. Not sure how to execute this step? Check out this article.🙂
STEP #4 of 5: Take Empowered Action
When you feel completely grounded in yourself and your truth, you are in the perfect place to take empowered action. Why is “empowered action” specifically important? If you’re taking action from a place of fear, “not enough-ness”, doubt, confusion, or worry, then you aren’t coming from an empowered place. Here are some tools how to combat your fear.
STEP #5 of 5: Set Up Accountability (Support AND Stretch)
Once you are commited to changing your life, then you want to set up the type of accountability that makes success inevitable, which means you must have support and you must have stretch. What are the conditions that set you up for inevitable success? One way is to surround yourself with people who have the belief systems and outcomes that you want to have.
Need more accountability in your life? I am here to support and guide you.:)
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Do you want to transform your self-talk, build unstoppable confidence and emanate radiant energy that lights up the room?
You are in the right space!
My goal is to help you to attain it by teaching you how to release old blockages, guiding you to improve your self-talk and coaching you to develop new empowering habits that are designed to gradually replace the old sabotaging beliefs you may have around your body, your love life and your career.
The “Uncover Your Confidence” 90-day-Intensive program is the right fit for you if you know you want to:
Build intuition and self-awareness how recognize the limiting beliefs you may carry around your body, food, intimate relationships, and the way you live your life.
Learn to recognize self-sabotaging beliefs and replace confidence-damaging habits with confidence-building habits.
Adopt empowering techniques for managing negative patterns and stepping into your power to change and feel confident in your skin.
Attain a new baseline where you begin to create life-changing (and sustainable!) physical, and emotional transformation.
By enrolling in this 90-day program, you will receive:
On-going support from me via texts, emails, and a scheduled weekly check-in
New meditation recording each week that helps de-stress your mind and guides you to instill more self-awaraness and self-value
Customized affirmations that assist you to visualize your progress and connect to yourselfon a deeper level
On-going guidance on what foods to eat to support radiant energy and youthfullness
A confidence-boosting dance-fitness routine (*) you can do at home streamed at a convenient time for your schedule , tailored to your fitness level 🙂
Upon completion, you will achieve four major outcomes:
• Learn what thoughts and behaviors hold you back and how to reverse them • Set up the conditions for inevitable success and self-accountability • Find out which foods give your vibrant energy and support your inner confidence with outer youthfulness and glow • Convert the confidence-building habits and routines, you have learned into ingrained behaviors that last
I am so passionate about empowering women to transform their self-talk and build more confidence because I know how it feels to continually sabotage yourself, to feel disconnected from your body, and to avoid your reflection in the mirror – affirming that you are not “enough” and will never be loved for who you are. What a disempowering way to view yourself! But it was the Universe`s way to teach me what I know so that I could rebuild my confidence from zero to a hundreed. And you can do it, too!
Once I hit a low bottom of anxiety and low self-esteem in my early twenties, I finally realized that it is time for me to commit to moving forward from my past. During this process of trying different techniques and becoming a licensed coach (accredited by the Health Coach Institute), I learned how to love and accept my body, the way it is, by practicing mindful eating and self-love, walking with more confidence (with straight back, my shoulders back and my heart open to the world…), and feeling connected to my feminine power and inner beauty.
My clients and I are the living proof of the unlimited potential we all carry to uncover our unstoppable confidence and empowerment. It is never too early or too late to prioritize yourself!
I have been more than thrilled about my experience with Ana-Maria! I am really impressed with her customized and agile approach to wellness and life-coaching. The progress that I accomplished in the first two months of collaborating with her is phenomenal, both physically and emotionally. The results came so fast and are so tangible that my motivation to get to the best version of myself is growing by the hour. I didn`t realize how much I already knew about wellness until I started working with Ana-Maria. However, she has been the driving force behind guiding me, keeping me organized and showing me ways of applying the knowledge I already have and the new knowledge that I am acquiring through her. I can`t wait to see how far she will help me to get in my journey of discovering my true self and being the best version of myself that I could ever be!
Thank you from the bottom of my heart, Ana-Maria!
I love working with A-M, getting weekly assignments and experimenting with different foods and seeing what works for my body. I also like that`s is not a race and not a competition. It`s totally working. Everyone is commenting on how good I look. I feel so great. My skin is glowing…I feel happy, energized and confident. I eat anti-inflammatory and anti-aging foods, and I feel and I look younger. I feel so much better about my self-esteem. It is very important to work with a coach because you keep yourself accountable…learning how to eat, what to eat, and implanting positive seeds in your brain. I highly recommend it to everybody! It`s the perfect package: getting all the information I need, the motivation, and the support. I absolutely recommend Ana-Maria to everybody! I am so glad she is in my life. It is PRICE-LESS. It`s the best investment you can do in your life. You are changing your habits forever. (Katie B.)