It is important to work on just ONE habit at a time. I find individuals can find this frustrating at first, because they expect to be able to do everything, right away. But that’s just impatience talking, and unfortunately change doesn’t work that way.
Numerous studies show that people are typically quite successful when they limit their change to one behavior at a time, for say 3-4 weeks before introducing a new one. BUT: introduce even 2 new behaviors at once, and the failure rate is nearly 100%.
That’s a tough lesson to learn. One of my most successful clients actually complained that the one thing he wished was different about my nutrition strategies was this one-habit-at-time thing — why couldn’t we have taught him all this stuff at the beginning?!!
Well, because then he would have failed.
Again, put your ego aside, and change your expectation: people can only change one behavior at a time. So pick one — anything positive will do — and give yourself permission to leave everything else in your life as-is, at least for now. There will be plenty of time for the rest, trust me. People overestimate how hard change will be, and underestimate how long it will take. Stick to one habit at a time, and you’ll get there.