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2 easy changes you can make today…

So you can rely less on willpower.

As let’s face it

Most people know what to do already 

But just don’t do it.

Be it due to stress  

Tiredness 

And coping mechanisms such as “comfort eating”..

Leaving us to make the most convenient and easy decision 

So what’s the answer?

Make healthier choices 

Easier to make.

Sounds obvious 

But just consider the research showing:

  1. those who have a fruit bowl in the middle of the kitchen out on the side are –  on average – 10lbs lighter than those who have cereal out in the side
  2. 2 similar companies has vastly different numbers of their employees paying into their pensions (60% vs 30%), with those paying into their pension saying that they “cared about their future”. Now surely those who didn’t pay in didn’t care about their future? So what was the difference? One company had opt in vs the other company had opt out. 

These just show how when you add in steps or obstacles to make a choice

It becomes a more difficult choice to make.

Sure, we are adults 

And we can still choose what we do

But when we are tired and stressed

The easiest and most convenient decision often happens.

So

Here’s two ways you can do this

  1. Habit stacking – have a glass of water with each meal and hot drink. If you already do these habits anyway, adding these habits on top makes them easier to do. 
  2. Put your toaster away in the cupboard – I get it. Sounds odd. But it is one more choice you have to make when deciding to snack. And it’s not that you can’t have it. It’s that it may make you more aware of that choice. “Am I actually hungry?” “Can I be bothered to get the toaster out”  “how am I feeling?”

Speak soon

Matt

2 easy changes you can make today…

So you can rely less on willpower.

As let’s face it

Most people know what to do already 

But just don’t do it.

Be it due to stress  

Tiredness 

And coping mechanisms such as “comfort eating”..

Leaving us to make the most convenient and easy decision 

So what’s the answer?

Make healthier choices 

Easier to make.

Sounds obvious 

But just consider the research showing:

  1. those who have a fruit bowl in the middle of the kitchen out on the side are –  on average – 10lbs lighter than those who have cereal out in the side
  2. 2 similar companies has vastly different numbers of their employees paying into their pensions (60% vs 30%), with those paying into their pension saying that they “cared about their future”. Now surely those who didn’t pay in didn’t care about their future? So what was the difference? One company had opt in vs the other company had opt out. 

These just show how when you add in steps or obstacles to make a choice

It becomes a more difficult choice to make.

Sure, we are adults 

And we can still choose what we do

But when we are tired and stressed

The easiest and most convenient decision often happens.

So

Here’s two ways you can do this

  1. Habit stacking – have a glass of water with each meal and hot drink. If you already do these habits anyway, adding these habits on top makes them easier to do. 
  2. Put your toaster away in the cupboard – I get it. Sounds odd. But it is one more choice you have to make when deciding to snack. And it’s not that you can’t have it. It’s that it may make you more aware of that choice. “Am I actually hungry?” “Can I be bothered to get the toaster out”  “how am I feeling?”

Speak soon

Matt