Whether you are wanting to make major lifestyle changes, or just trying to break some bad habits, I believe that everyone can be working towards improvements. Unfortunately, making improvements is never easy. Once we get stuck in a rut of bad habits, it takes a lot of effort to turn those around. Here are three tips to turn your “Can’t” to “CAN!”
C – Convenient
A – Attractive
N – Normal
Convenient: If you had the choice between the cookies on your counter, or the apple buried in the bottom of your fridge, let me guess what you would choose… Obviously the cookie! It’s the easier and more convenient option. Put that box of cookies in the back of your cabinet so you are not tempted by them every day and replace them with a bowl full of fresh fruit! By making the fruit a convenient choice, it will be easier to make the healthy choice.
Attractive: It’s important to make your goal appear appealing to you. For example, choose fruit for your fruit bowl that actually looks good to you. If you hate apples… don’t fill your bowl with apples! Fill it with a combination of colorful fruit you like such as apples, oranges, pears, bananas, mangos, etc.
Normal: In order to break a bad habit, you need to create a new one to replace it. Instead of bringing a cookie to work every day for a snack, grab a piece of fruit from your fruit bowl. Save the sweets for a special treat so you don’t constantly crave sugar.
Turn your “Can’t” into C.A.N.! Here are a few examples for you to follow:
By making your goals more CONVENIENT, ATTRACTIVE, and NORMAL, you are on your way to success! What goal are you trying to reach and how can you apply these steps to it?