HEALTH

Change Doesn’t Have to be Hard, Especially When It’s Your Choice

5 baby steps that helped me overcome the fear of changing my health — and my life

Jill Reid
Publishous
Published in
5 min readJan 29, 2022

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Everyone thinks getting healthy is hard to do.

I asked a few friends to tell me what comes to mind when they read a fitness or exercise article about improving their overall health. Most of the time, they tell me it seems overwhelming — because they’d have to change everything.

Then they admit to feeling a little guilty about not putting a priority on such an important aspect of their life, wishing they had the motivation, time, and even the courage to start.

I used to be the same way. Then something interesting happened.

I took the first step.

Frankly, it took me a while to understand the importance of simply “beginning.” And even longer to put things into perspective and take action.

The reason for my procrastination? I used to think more about the end result, than the means to get where I wanted to go. And that type of mindset kept me from starting, well, anything. By merely imagining the final product or solution without mentally or physically going through the…

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Jill Reid
Publishous

Author of Real Life | Discover Your Personal Truth | Life in Small Doses | Please God, Make Me A Writer| JillReid.Substack.com | JillReidBooks.com