Once you’ve determined that you’d like to start changing your lifestyle habits to improve the health of your bones, it really helps to break down those changes into doable steps. This not only makes it easier; it also gives you a sense of control and confidence.
But if you really want for the changes to persist, the key is to trust yourself. You may have been raised to believe that only medical professionals are qualified to tell you what to do for your health. But the best expert on you is yourself!
Armed with scientifically-backed information like you’ll find in the Osteoporosis Reversal Program, you are more than qualified to make your own bone health decisions and form healthful, bone-rejuvenating habits.
But I know full well that sometimes you could doubt yourself. So I’m really excited to share with you today four easy ways to gain (or regain) the self-trust that will help you achieve a confident and successful natural bone-health journey.
Don’t Let Failure Define You!
No matter how disciplined the person, everyone fails now and then when trying to make a positive change. Whether it’s a New Year’s resolution or simply a decision to stop a bad habit, it’s not possible to succeed every time.
The problem is not failing per se; it’s how you view the failure.
If you let the failure define you, then you might get caught in a cycle of “I can’t.” That makes it hard to try the next time you want to make a positive change.
But you can break this cycle, and it starts with extending some forgiveness to yourself.
1. Give Yourself A Break – Forgive Yourself!
Sometimes, the hardest person to forgive is yourself. But you’re also the most important person to forgive, so you can move on.
A good place to start is to face your failure. Go ahead and let yourself think about it and acknowledge it, and then recognize that it’s not something to be ashamed of.
It happens to everyone, even the great and famous people who made history! One of my favorite quotes is from Thomas Edison, who has said this:
“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”
So stay positive; it doesn’t mean you’re going to fail next time.
2. Stop The Judgmental “Inner Voice”
The problem with a negative thought cycle is that you can easily end up passing judgment on yourself that gets internalized. As I mentioned above, a failure doesn’t define you. If you let it, past failures can “whisper” negative, self-incriminating thoughts that can keep you from moving forward.
Many times, a failed attempt at positive change just means you need to go about it differently. It does not mean you are a failure or incompetent. Perhaps you’re biting off more than you can chew, for example, or expecting too much too soon. Forming new habits is much more about making small, incremental changes than it is about experiencing a massive, overnight change. Expecting the latter can set you up for disappointment.
And that brings us to the next point…
3. Learn From Your Failure
Have you ever heard someone say that a negative experience was worth it because of what they learned? The same can be true of you. Part of breaking the self-judging cycle is to turn self-condemnation into action.
Why do you think you failed? What could you do differently next time? Get proactive about designing a new plan with a different approach. For example, say your goal was to eat a more alkalizing diet. But you had all kinds of sugary snacks in the house that kept tempting you. So next time, get rid of the snacks and replace them with something healthy and accessible.
In other words, recognize why you failed so you can remove that obstacle and set yourself up for success the next time.
4. Don’t Give Up Easily
As you come to realize the normalcy of occasional failure, you’ll be less likely to throw in the towel at the slightest setback. This starts a positive cycle of persistence that will get you through the inevitable lapses. Remember, occasional loss of motivation is perfectly normal; no one is “on” 100% of the time. The point to remember is that it’s temporary.
Underpinning all four of these points is your Bone Health Philosophy. This is the anchor that gets you through those moments when you feel like giving up. It’s a philosophy that acts as a core value, a stabilizing force when colleagues, friends, family, or the Medical Establishment try to sway you to a different way of thinking.
Your Bone Health Philosophy will provide the confidence you need when others question the validity of your choices.
Forming New Healthy Habits Starts With Practical Steps
I’ve gotten lots of e-mails from Savers who feel overjoyed by their results when they successfully implemented even just a few changes following the Osteoporosis Reversal Program. But I’m well aware that for some it could be more difficult than for others.
That’s why the Program includes a Calendar. It’s a week-by-week breakdown that clarifies exactly the time frame and the steps you need to take to start healing and rejuvenating your bones . The Calendar is all framed in encouraging, inspiring language, so you will remain motivated. But if for whatever reason you fall behind, remember, it’s okay!
The Calendar guides and encourages you with thoughts like these:
“Week 1 is all about internalizing the truth: that osteoporosis is not a disease, and that you are healthy and will strengthen your bones without the toxic and dangerous drugs. This week gives you the time you need to find your inner strength, so you’ll believe in yourself and will feel confident about your success.”
It goes on to prepare you for what’s ahead, including a reminder to set aside time to make a grocery list and set aside time to shop for bone-healthy foods. The Calendar helps ease you into the transition to a bone-healthy lifestyle.
Stop Worrying About Your Bone Loss
Join thousands of Savers from around the world who have reversed or prevented their bone loss naturally and scientifically with the Osteoporosis Reversal Program.
There’s no reason to hesitate embarking on the Osteoporosis Reversal Program. The research and planning has been done for you! All you have to do is reach out and take that first step.
So believe in your bones and in yourself!