The Pledge: Day 1 – THE IDEA OF SMALL

YOU CAN DO IT!
As the year takes shape, many of us are examining our habits and wondering if we can do better. I know my pencil is sharpened and like the first day of school, I anticipate everything will be perfect this year. Except that it won’t be perfect. Every year, we round the corner with such high expectations for ourselves. We want to lose weight, eat better, stop smoking, stop procrastinating, exercise more, etc.

It’s a concept that can often set us up for failure. What if collectively we simply tried to be better in the smallest of ways?
I call it the IDEA OF SMALL because the tiniest shifts in the right direction can lead to great rewards further down the path.

THE PLEDGE BEGINS!

Today, I’m talking to Winnie Abramson, author of One Simple Change about the Idea of Small.  Anyone that knows me, knows I like to think big but it’s the little movements towards my big ideas that make the most difference. Winnie shares some secrets about building habits, being nice to yourself and how sugar might not be the enemy.

Listen in

UPDATE!!!  CLICK HERE FOR THE RECORDING

TODAY’S AFFIRMATION BADGE

Take One Small Step

BOOKS FOR SMALL CHANGES

One Simple Change by Winnie AbramsonThe Fresh 20 Cookbookhappiness_journal

It’s starts with an idea, a plan and a little self motivation!

  • One Simple Change
  • The Fresh 20 Cookbook (signed copy)
  • Happiness Project Journal

 

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Jane E Snyder January 10, 2014, 5:55 am

I will drink a glass of water before each cup of coffee.

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Jessica January 13, 2014, 8:09 pm

Good one!

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Pamela January 10, 2014, 7:20 am

I will get my desk straightened before I leave work.

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Kate January 12, 2014, 10:48 am

Great idea! I need to do this too!

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AngieG January 10, 2014, 7:55 am

I will stop and take a deep breath if I feel anxious.

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Michele Glock January 10, 2014, 8:06 am

Time Outs & counting to 10 before reacting- that’s my 2014 resolution!

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marcella January 10, 2014, 8:29 am

I will get moving after every hour of sitting so I’m not a cramped lump at the end of the day.

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RFonseca January 10, 2014, 10:03 am

I will drink water in the morning and count to 10 before I react.

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Regina January 10, 2014, 12:28 pm

I will be more mindful of individual tasks and try not to stress over the big picture. Handle what I can, not shut down due to the enormity of it all.

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Linsey January 10, 2014, 12:37 pm

I will put things away in their right place when I am done using them instead of just on the table/floor closest to me.

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Dawn January 10, 2014, 4:39 pm

I’m going to remember small changes all add up!! One day at a time!

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Kristin M January 10, 2014, 4:43 pm

I will drink more water than coffee each day.

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Maria January 10, 2014, 6:40 pm

I promised myself I would work out today after 2 weeks of nothing. And I did – 3 mile run followed by a 1 mile walk, it was cold and rainy but I kept my promise to myself and it felt great!

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Sharon Brown January 10, 2014, 9:45 pm

I promise to pray for guidance each day

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Marianne January 11, 2014, 10:21 am

I will avoid soy lecithin.

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Kim January 11, 2014, 4:12 pm

Today I will not let my wandering thoughts (anxiety) ruin my day

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IrishJenn January 11, 2014, 4:23 pm

I will be present and patient in my interactions with others.

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North January 11, 2014, 6:26 pm

I will wait 10 seconds before I react to things

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tamara Sheetenhelm January 11, 2014, 9:02 pm

I will drink more water

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Cookie January 12, 2014, 6:41 am

I pleadge not to snack after dinner. (This is a big one for me)

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Maggie January 12, 2014, 8:03 am

I can only keep up with small changes right now! mineis a short yoga sequence I’m the morning as I try to become more active in my life.

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Lesley January 13, 2014, 9:08 am

I will take one yoga class each week in an effort to dedicate time to mentally center myself.

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Breck January 14, 2014, 5:53 am

I will be more active each day.

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suzanne morris January 14, 2014, 6:38 am

I’ll be taking a break from weeknight cocktails.

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Jean 50 January 14, 2014, 2:20 pm

I will eat two vegetables with dinner each night.

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Amanda Jane Brown January 15, 2014, 9:14 am

I think, I will think a bit less 🙂 and not worry so much today 🙂

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Myra January 15, 2014, 2:07 pm

I plan to be thankful for all the small things I am so blessed to have!

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Su January 20, 2014, 1:11 pm

Today I am committing to not worry so much about what might happen about things I can’t control.

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Jessica January 25, 2014, 8:20 am

Small step: I will not buy almond butter today. I am an addict and get to the bottom of the jar before I realize it. I will save lots of money today from this 🙂

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dawn January 26, 2014, 12:06 pm

I am going to try to keep my schedule lighter so that I give myself more downtime.
I would like to spend 5-10 minutes a day decluttering.

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Tonya January 26, 2014, 2:02 pm

I plan to prepare ahead for the coming week.

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Debra January 28, 2014, 11:15 am

I will notice the wind on my face today and appreciate the little things.

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Mike January 28, 2014, 1:11 pm

God grant me the courage to change the things I can

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JoAnna February 21, 2014, 10:11 am

I am grateful.

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Haifaa April 11, 2015, 9:44 am

I will get my much needed rest today without guilt or pushing myself to do and must do or why did not I do.

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Miguel April 28, 2016, 9:31 am

Today is the day

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