Having willpower isn’t enough.
SUCCESSFUL CHANGE COMES ONLY IN STAGES.
How long it takes is an individual matter.
You may be well on your way to making some of the changes you resolved to make in your management plan. If you have, that's great. If not, you may understandably be feeling discouraged.
Changes are very difficult, especially when they're aimed at health behaviours such as losing weight, eating better, and exercising more or even taking medication at the same time day in and day out.
Adopting a new, healthy habit, or breaking an old, bad one, can be very difficult. But research suggests that any effort you make is worthwhile, even if you encounter setbacks or find yourself backsliding from time to time. Considerable research has sought to identify factors that contribute to successful behaviour change. One potential roadblock - too often we try to be motivated by negatives such as guilt, fear, or regret. Experts agree that long-lasting change is most likely when it's self-motivated and based on positive thinking.