Change can be scary but if we break up our goals into small baby steps it takes away the fear, reduces the feelings of stress and being overwhelmed. Action helps us to move forward and not get stuck. Let’s get started in creating the life we want by starting with small baby steps. There are many things in our life we have no control over, if we try to change those things, we will get frustrated. Instead focus on the things you have power over.
All of the areas below are in our control. Start with one of the things listed below. This will start the momentum toward change
What you eat and drink- when you eat, what you eat, avoid GMO and anything that starts with sugar. Drink plenty of water throughout your day.
Exercise routine- if you are just starting an exercise routine, keep it simple and walk. Walk 3-4 times a week for 20 minutes.
Personal and/or professional development- we are happier when we are learning. Take a new class, read a new book, etc.
Sleep hygiene- go to bed around the same time every night and wake up around the same time every morning, keep your room, cool and dark.
Morning routine – our morning routine creates a successful day. Have some rituals that you do every morning that set you up for success such as meditation, healthy breakfast, going for a walk, visualization, gratitude, journal writing, etc.
How I treat others? It’s so important to treat each person with kindness and respect but this also means treating yourself with kindness and respect.
What I say – think before I speak.
Mindfulness- being mindful of your surroundings and your thoughts
Who I spend my time with – moods/emotions are contagious. Spend time with people who lift your moods
How grateful you are- ask yourself what are 2-3 things you are grateful for each day?
Your social media intake- what you watch, Listen to, etc.
Work on you, take baby steps and start to see the positive changes in your life.
MAY 2019 APPEARANCES
Wednesday, May 22, 10:30am – Positive Aging
The Jointure, NJ
June 2019 Coming Soon!
About Diane Lang…
Therapist, Educator and Life Coach
As a Therapist, Educator and Positive Living Expert, Diane has dedicated her career to helping people turn their lives around and is now on a mission to help them develop a sustainable positive attitude that can actually turn one into an optimist, literally.
Through her three books, “Creating Balance & Finding Happiness”, “Baby Steps: the Path from Motherhood to Career” and “ Mindfully Happy- waking up to life.” Diane has been speaking and empowering people nationwide. She is also an Adjunct in Psychology at Montclair State University, where her college work includes mentoring students for personal issue advisement.
As an expert in her fields of therapy, Lang has been featured in the Daily Record, Family Circle, Family Magazine, Working Mother Magazine and Cookie Magazine, seen on NJ 12 TV, Good day CT, Style CT, The Veira Network, CBS TV and “Fox & Friends”. She has also participated in a reality based Internet show, ourprisoner.com, hosted Generation X-tinet.