You have likely (or may have, it all depends) heard of dollar-cost averaging when it comes to investing. By definition, it is the practice of systematically investing equal amounts of money at regular intervals, regardless of the price of a security. Basically, investing smaller amounts over the course of time instead of a large lump sum all at once, which may or may not be as or more fruitious, and you might lose money.
Let’s take this concept into healthy habits like exercise, movement, eating nutritively, sleeping well, and managing our stress. Instead of jumping at the new year into a grand plan overhauling many habits you’ve been doing for a while, let’s look at it incrementally.
Doing smaller amounts of investments into your fitness, health, and wellness, systematically, over time, can pay off much more than a huge investment that may lead to quick burnout, (which, you know if you’ve tried that before).
A good book for this is Atomic Habits, by James Clear. I listened to it on Audible earlier this year and the resounding message of tiny gains of being/doing 1% better every day was an increase of almost 38% over the course of one year. (see the image below for a visual!)
You may not notice the difference in the day-to-day, but when you stick with it, you’ll definitely notice a difference one year from today!
Instead of considering overhauling aspects of your life this new year, what are some incremental changes you can apply that are, gasp, easy? Think of the long-term, versus the right-now.
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