Start recruiting your supporters
The people around us — family, friends, coworkers, roommates, etc. — can influence what we do.
Make that work in your favor.
Try building your social support network by recruiting some cheerleaders and helpers for Team You.
You don’t have to dump all your friends and only find new ones at boot camp or Kalefest.
Rather, look for ways that you can incorporate health, fitness, and good nutrition into your daily interactions with the people you know and love.
Along the way, you might have to have some tough, honest conversations about what you need.
You might have to negotiate some changes in your household routines.
But you’ll probably find that most people are rooting for you and want you to be healthier and happier.
Team recruitment 101
The more people you recruit for your team, the better your chances of succeeding in health and nutrition
No matter how you do this:
- Buddy up. Don’t be a lone wolf all the time.
- Look for opportunities everywhere. Be creative. Have fun.
- Be patient, but persistent. Not everyone will come around to your new healthy habits right away. That’s normal.
- Figure out what YOU need to be your best self, and ask for it. Remember: You need to put your own oxygen mask on before helping others.
- Focus on what you can control. You can’t control other people. You can only be the boss of you. You’re in charge of your actions and your attitude, and you can do lots of things to improve your environment.
These are just a few ideas. “Grab and go” with the ones that suit your needs and your life. Even little changes add up.