As some of you may have read in my previous threads, I have recently been diagnosed as diabetic so I have made drastic changes in all aspects of my lifestyle.
When you hear about people doing this, the general advice is often along the lines of "one thing at a time" or "don't take on too much at one time."
I am wondering if doing more than one thing at a time can actually be helpful. I am already in the mode of making large changes, so to add on another does not seem that scary.
The changes can also compliment each other. Examples:
A fear of stopping smoking is often putting on weight, so eating healthier and exercising will help to combat this.
[*]Exercise can help with cravings. When you are ready to cave in, going for a brisk walk may help. Running on a treadmill and you will not be thinking about smoking.
[*]Not smoking can make exercise feel easier.
[*]Eating healthier can help you get more benefit from exercise.
[*]Stopping smoking can help you taste food better. What better time to eat fresh, healthy, tasty and new foods?
Anyway, this is just some thoughts I was having, I'd be interested to hear any comments you would have. I'm sure that there are more examples that I have listed above.