Lisa Blakeney, Certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach

April Fool Yourself Into a New Healthy Habit

Spring is finally here, YAY!!!  With Spring Comes April Fool’s Day, too.
Spring is a time for renewal, a fresh start, new leaves, and flowers, and warmer weather.  In the interest of a fresh start, I want to talk about switching out a bad habit for a good one, and in just a short time you can make a new habit.
Let’s start by picking a bad habit, or perhaps just something that you do, but you don’t really enjoy it anymore, you just do it out of habit.  Change this up with a new, healthy, productive habit.  PRACTICE, Practice, Practice!!  And make it happen!!

Our brains like repetition and we easily get into certain habits, like brushing our teeth or taking a shower everyday.  We do a lot of things on auto-pilot, and not all of those things are good habits to be doing without even thinking.  Sometimes we have to just decide to do something different.  Make the decision and then start implementing. 

The implementation can be the challenge.  Instead of trying to add a new habit ON TOP OF all of our other habits, let’s try swapping out a bad one for a good one, and committing ourselves to it. 

Each time the habit that we want to let go comes up we immediately substitute that thought, activity, etc. with the new, healthy habit – rinse, repeat.  Don’t send yourself into overwhelm on this, just try to remember to immediately make the switch anytime that old habit comes up and replace it with the new, better option.  After just a week or two of making this your new habit you will no longer have to think about it, it will become your new habit.

No foolin’!!!   Now go try this and let me know how it works for you.  Comment at the top of this page.  I’d love to hear from you.

“The secret of change
is to focus all of your energy,
not on fighting the old,
but on building the new.”  
                             ~ Socrates

To your vibrant health,


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  1. You might recognize my “habit” in that I enjoy a glass of wine in the evenings to relax and unwind. My integrative medicine doctor that you helped me find is so awesome! He asked me to substitute “Night Night Tea” 2 to 4 bags in a cup before bed. I have to say I was honestly surprised that I felt noticeably relaxed! So, my goal is to swap the tea for wine on work nights and see how that goes. No fooling! 🙂

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