One of the most valuable assets any of us has in our quest for success is the team of supporters we build around us. This is especially true when it comes to trading bad habits for healthy ones.
One of the very first exercises in my book, Reboot Your Body, is to Build Your Support Network. In the book, I explain that telling others about your intention to change your habits not only helps you recruit others to support you when you need it, but it also makes the effort more real to you. Your support network is also your accountability network, and that can be a huge factor in keeping you on the path to success.
That’s why today’s healthy habit for the 12 Days of Wellness Challenge is to choose one friend or family member you trust and tell him or her about your goals. Maybe you want to lose weight, cut back on drinking soda or alcohol, quit smoking, or exercise five times a week – whatever your specific health goal is, share it with your friend and ask him or her to support you and hold you accountable.