Little hinges swing big doors.
– W. Clement Stone
Life is hard. Having an autoimmune condition can make it harder. Dealing with the stress, isolation, and continued uncertainty of the coronavirus pandemic can make a bad situation worse.
While this may be arguably the best time to prioritize your health and wellbeing, it can feel overwhelming to even contemplate. Who wants to add more potential stress right now?
I get it. I spend my days serving clients and a growing community of people seeking to beat autoimmune disorders. While some self-starters take my book, Beat Autoimmune and run with it, people often ask whether a baby steps approach is okay.
Baby steps are just fine. As you take one small step forward in the direction of your goals, you’re on the right track. As you start to feel a little better with one step, you may feel motivated to take another, and then another. Before you know it, you’ve built some momentum with healthy habits that you can’t imagine stopping. That’s the brilliance of a baby step strategy; you ease into healthy habits, giving yourself ample time to have them stick. Over time those habits can really stack up.
Bottom line: Baby steps are fine as long as you keep moving forward.
The ten science-based strategies below are foundational ways I keep autoimmunity at bay and prevent worse outcomes of COVID-19. Don’t let their simplicity fool you. It turns out that small healthy habits compound like the best interest, creating a beneficial upward spiral that will pay you dividends over time. My hope is that you might find one or two things that you can do right away. Good news that each is simple, pretty quick, and mostly free.
10 baby steps to beat autoimmune and prevent worse outcomes of COVID-19:
Which strategy resonates with you? The one(s) that works will be the one(s) you actually do. Don’t worry about doing it all at once. Just pick one. Already doing several? Pick one more. So what will you do for yourself today? Go for a walk in nature? Eat dinner a little earlier? Order that D3 with K2? Call someone who would love to hear from you?
As you take one simple step in the direction of better health, take comfort in knowing that you’re also proactively preventing worse effects of COVID-19.
You can do this. Baby steps are fine, as long as you keep moving forward.
Take good care!
p.s. Want my help beating an autoimmune condition and optimizing your immunity? If you live the U.S. and are ready, willing, and able to invest in your best health, I offer Functional Medicine Total Health Transformation Programs over Zoom. I collaborate with a naturopath who is an expert in resolving chronic infections and toxic burdens which are almost always part of the autoimmune puzzle. Together we provide comprehensive, customized treatment plans, and collaborative, caring support. Sign up for a complimentary 15 min discovery call to discuss your goals and how we might work together. If you’re truly ready to invest in your best health and life, I’d love to work with you.
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