When it comes to health journeys, consistency, above all else is key to your success. But, while many of us hear this phrase often, it's sometimes easy to intentionally set ourselves up for failure without even realizing it or meaning to do it.
As we start a new year, so many of us begin with high hopes of a cliche “new year new us.” We see ourselves turning a new switch in January towards better health. This could be working out more regularly, eating healthy, not drinking as much… the list goes on.
But, these habits rarely make it past the first couple of weeks let alone the first month.
With the high failure rate of starting new health rituals, does it mean you shouldn’t even try at all and just accept your fate? NO!
It can be easy for you and I to have an all or nothing mindset, but this may not be helping us achieve our desired goal.
For any real transformation, consistency is critical. This requires an attitude shift allowing ourselves to fail during the process, while committing to ourselves that we will be up for the challenge the next day. Not allowing the failure to win.
We believe that the true root of success lies in creating Tiny Habits. What is a tiny habit?
A tiny habit is a small, simple behavior that's easy to do and is triggered by an existing routine, as emphasized in the book "Tiny Habits." It’s designed to seamlessly integrate into your life, creating positive change without significant effort.
In my life I’ve had to take tiny habits to heart and have used them to create serious change. A little while ago, I was at the dentist getting the spiel so many of us do that I needed to start flossing more. Duh! Of course, but it's hard to do.. It can feel so daunting adding a new task. When do I do it? How often? What if I don’t have time? All these questions rushed to mind.
I decided to try something new and paired flossing with something I was already doing consistently. This was brushing my teeth.
After I brushed my teeth, I always have the same ritual of putting the brush into its holder, so based on this habit, I introduced a new action. I reached for the floss.
For the first week my habit was simply reach for the floss and get a floss stick out of the bag and do one tooth. By the second week, I was doing my front teeth and by the end of the month, this was becoming a consistent routine, flossing my teeth after I am done brushing.
By giving myself the patience and ability to create the habit, I have created a healthy habit that continues to this day.
This is the mindset I have with taking Woodroot Tonic daily, it’s about a small win, this isn’t about committing to the newest fad diet, this is about a 5-second ritual that doesn’t require the most effort in the world to lead to magical results. I believe that the habit of Woodroot Tonic can easily be integrated into any lifestyle with ease.
If you’re like most people, the large goals that are completely foreign to your habits will be the easiest to quit. It doesn’t match your current lifestyle so there is a reason it can’t be done. But, that’s the beauty of Woodroot Tonic.
You know how you open the fridge and look for breakfast each morning? How about opening the fridge, pouring a shot of tonic and then looking for your breakfast.
You just took your health into your own hands starting your day with a positive habit that you already do. Essentially, you're just building your habits.
Woodroot Tonic is designed for both the health guru and the person new to health. Why? Because it's a simple health ritual with massive results. It's a 5-second gut shot, not 45 minutes of pilates that needs to be squeezed into your daily schedule.
Like all natural products, Woodroot aims to empower your body's natural functions. Essentially this means that your body is capable of operating at a high efficiency, it may just not be doing so right now.
If you're new to health and this is a first step for you, welcome! We’re happy to have you here. Your daily gut shot may take longer for your body to use and feel its full effects because you're coming from a different place.
The same goes for a health guru, if you’re already doing things like eating a balanced diet, working out, your body is operating at a higher efficiency, so when you add taking your daily gut shot to your health routine, your body likely will respond faster.
This is something we love so much about natural products at Morningside Naturals, they can fit into any lifestyle and meet you where YOU ARE. You don’t need to do XYZ to begin feeling better, you just need to commit 5 seconds to taking a daily gut shot.
How can I start making Woodroot Tonic a habit?
- The Morning Routine - When you wake up and open your fridge for the first time, pour yourself a shot. You’ve just started your day with health on your mind, just imagine how impactful the rest of your day can be.
- Before Work - While on your way to work, you undoubtedly pick up your lunch from the fridge. In this process, take 5-seconds and take your shot. 5-seconds will not make you late, but it will show yourself that you're worth it and your health is worth your time.
- Before a meal - Woodroot Tonic can be taken at any point in the day that makes sense for you. Pair eating a meal with taking a shot of Woodroot Tonic. Think of it as your pregame.
Your health shouldn’t be a hill too high for you to climb. It should be a manageable journey committing to feeling and living your best life.
While these tiny habits are easy ways to integrate Woodroot Tonic into your daily routine, you know your life best. Find a time that makes sense for you and build your tiny habit. Tiny health habits lead to massive change and being healthy is a feeling worth having.
So, this year instead of being overwhelmed by the new life you want to have now, take the first step towards that reality. We’re all capable of taking 1 step and you never know where that first step will lead!
Do you have a way you like taking Woodroot Tonic? We want to hear about it, leave a comment or share it with us on social media. The Morningside Naturals community is an uplifting place where health happens. Let’s grow together!