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Take a look at your habits.

There are 2 kinds of habits; Good habits and Bad habits.

Building a new habit is a commitment.

And what’s more important than your commitment to good health?

Do you want to live a healthier lifestyle?

You think you have to get rid of the bad habits; but what if you just need to start a good habit?

I propose that starting and sticking with one good habit can have a ripple effect on your overall health.

Have you read the book Atomic Habits? It’s helped me recognize that repeatedly hitting the snooze button was just a habit.

By recognizing I had this habit (and owning the chaos it created in my morning) I could see that I wanted to break it and in order to break it I had to intentionally create a new habit. The new habit is to allow myself one snooze bar and then out of bed. No questions asked.

But enough about snooze bars.

Here’s a simple plan for starting any new habit –

In this case it starts with a one-time action of joining a weekly CSA delivery to keep your fridge stocked with farm-fresh, nutrient-dense food.

Then in just 2 minutes a day these simple tips will keep you on track:

1. Set a Daily Reminder: To establish a habit, consistency is key. Set a daily reminder on your phone or write it down in your calendar to spend 2 minutes each day on this task.

2. Start Small: Two minutes may not seem like a lot, but it’s a manageable starting point. You can always increase the time spent as the habit solidifies.

3. Preparation: During your 2-minute habit-building session, take a moment to prepare a list of foods you need or want in your fridge to help you best utilize your produce and what will be for dinner that night. You can jot this down in a note-taking app or on a piece of paper. I promise you that spending one minute on what you’ll make for dinner, based on what you already have, will save so much time and brain space AND have you eating healthier meals in no time.

4. Clean and Organize: In your 2-minute daily habit, consider spending a few seconds cleaning and organizing your fridge. Toss out expired items and make space for fresh food.

5. Consistency: The key to forming a habit is to repeat the action daily. Over time, it will become a natural part of your routine.

6. Stay Committed: There may be days when you feel too busy or not in the mood to dedicate even 2 minutes. Remind yourself of the importance of good health and your long-term goal and push through.

7. Track Your Progress: Consider keeping a simple journal or checklist to track your progress. It’s rewarding to see how consistent effort pays off.

8. Share Your Journey: Share your commitment to building this habit with a friend or family member. They can help keep you accountable and even join in on the habit.

Remember, it’s not about perfection, but about progress.

The best way to build a habit is to make it easy.

Once you’ve committed to a season of fresh produce you don’t have to think about it again and your fridge is now stocked with farm-fresh produce.

Habits form in frequency.

With just 2 minutes a day of planning, you’re one giant step closer to improving your health and overall well-being.

It starts here.

 

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