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Good habits are, ideally, your life’s work. Translating wellness and fitness goals into habits means focusing on process over results. And like a good ultramarathoner or mountain climber does, practicing a habit also means putting one foot in front of the other, over and over, possibly millions of times. But it can be hard to effectively forget the goal and just stick to a process, not to obsess over where you’re going. Georgie Fear shares some thoughts on the benefits of learning to enjoy the process:

What I Learned From Coloring

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“I don’t think I’m the only one who could use a bit of fun, especially inexpensive, relaxing things to do in the evening when we’re tired and may not want to go anywhere. I immediately thought of about twenty clients of mine who are trying to find other pleasurable things to do in the evenings besides the default thing: eating.” Continue Reading

A missive from Coach Stevo:

The Surprisingly Simple, Enjoyable Way to Make Weight Loss Stick “What if there was an easy way to lose weight that guaranteed you would show up to the gym multiple times a week; make small, permanent changes to your diet; and change the way you thought about health and fitness (from a temporary challenge to a lifetime of experimentation and enjoyment) without guilt, shame and ever really having to ‘try?’” Continue Reading

A new article from Meredith Rhodes Carson:

Managing Uncertainty for Value “Even with the most highly skilled professionals on the job… there was no way on Earth that we could – with 100% certainty – answer questions like: How much oil is there? Is it oil? What rocks will we drill through to get there? Yet – those were the questions that we answered every day.” Continue Reading

And thoughts from James Clear:

Your First Choice is Rarely the Optimal Choice: 5 Lessons on Being Wrong “As a rule, we are incredibly hard on ourselves when it comes to making big decisions in life. If our first five relationships end with a break up, we think we’re destined to be alone forever. If we go to school, get a degree, and spend years training for a job that we end up hating, we feel like a failure for not having it all figured out.” Continue Reading Zanshin: Learning the Art of Attention and Focus From a Legendary Samurai Archer “Herrigel was taught by a legendary Kyudo master named Awa Kenzo. Kenzo was convinced that beginners should master the fundamentals of archery before attempting to shoot at a real target and he took this method to the extreme. For the first four years, Herrigel was only allowed to shoot at a roll of straw just seven feet away.” Continue Reading

Coaches, do you have an article a client would love?

Every day you see the challenges and triumphs of people trying to change their health and fitness behaviors for the better. Habitry would love to help you share your insights with a larger audience.

Just start writing it down. As with a new habit, start small. Choose a headline and build on it. When you get to 500 words, stop, check your spelling and grammar, post, and then share your article with us. You could write about something you learned recently or tell a story inspired by someone you know. It'll spark a great discussion.

When you post your article, let us know on the Motivate Forum or email me at vanessa@habitry.com.

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