My eyes open and I’m making decisions: Should I hit the snooze button?
Will I wear the pink top with blue jeans? Make coffee or pick it up?
Who will take the kids to swimming?
What to have for dinner?
Today I will make approximately 35,000 decisions, and so will you! Wow, I’m tired before the day begins. (If you are the mother of young children that number is probably doubled!) Many of those decisions won’t even take much thought.
But, I’ve learned that life is about stopping for a minute before I make a decision. That gives me just enough time to think and then make the healthiest choice.
As we climb up the Mountain of Health and Well-being, it is essential that we take one little step forward, make one healthy decision at a time. We don’t have to think about later today or tomorrow or next week, just right now and this choice.
All those little steps make a difference. Mountains are climbed one step at a time!
Right now you are reading this blog post! Yeah! That’s a good decision, a good little step forward. Give yourself a pat on the back!
Last week I shared Cecile’s success story. Cecile made lots of little decisions, lots of little steps that led to her success.
I want to challenge you today. Whenever you have to make a decision, STOP for just a minute and really THINK about it. Then, MAKE that decision a healthy one. It’s like the Fireman’s statement, stop,drop and roll. Ours is stop, think and make!
Cecile has success because she takes these healthy little steps every day. You might recognize them as the little steps of Base Camp and Camp #2. You can click on the link and it will give you more information on that choice. Here are some decisions, or little steps Cecile makes and you can too!
Use a smaller plate
Choose fruit as a snack
Pick water to drink
Move your body everyday in a fun way
Read your Bible and learn a verse
Pray and ask God for help
Say no thank you to dessert
Choose chicken or fish
Take healthy snacks in the car
Keep a positive attitude and repeat healthy self-talk statements
Talk with an accountability partner
Opt for carrots and celery sticks for evening snack
Keep tempting foods out of your house
TODAY’S little STEP: Whenever you have to make a decision, STOP for just a minute and really THINK about it. Then, MAKE that decision a healthy one. Take one little step forward with each healthy choice. Every mountain is climbed one step at a time!
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