Today is June 1st: If You Start Today…

Imagine today as the first page of a brand-new chapter in your life. The next few months hold incredible potential, waiting for you to unlock it. Change doesn’t happen overnight, but with consistent effort, you will see remarkable transformations.

Here’s a roadmap to guide you from today, June 1st, to a new you by December 1st. Summer into winter well-being, my friend!

In 3 Weeks: Feel the Change (June 21st)

Starting today, commit to a new habit. It could be anything—exercising, meditating, reading, or eating healthier. For the next 21 days, focus on this one change. According to the research, it takes about 21 days to form a new habit. By June 21st, you’ll start feeling different. Your body and mind will begin to adjust to this new routine. This initial phase is crucial; it’s where you lay the foundation. Expect some resistance from within, but remember, it’s part of the process. Every small step you take is a victory.

In 8 Weeks: See the Change (August 1st)

By August 1st, you will start to see tangible changes. This period marks the completion of two months since you began your journey. Research shows that it takes around 66 days for a new behavior to become more automatic. You’ll notice that what once required significant effort is now becoming second nature. This is when your friends and family might start to see the changes too. Whether it’s weight loss, increased calmness, improved skills, or any other goal, visible progress will be evident. Keep the momentum going; you’re doing great!

In 6 Months: Become the Change (December 1st)

Fast forward to December 1st. By now, your new habit has been integrated into your daily routine. Six months of dedication have turned this habit into a ritual. It’s no longer something you do; it’s part of who you are. This transformation is profound. The initial struggle is a distant memory, replaced by the ease and satisfaction of a routine that enhances your life. You have not only achieved a goal but also redefined your identity. The new habit is now an integral part of you, bringing continuous benefits to your well-being.

Start Small. Start Today. Keep Moving.

The key to this journey is to start small. Don’t overwhelm yourself with grand plans that seem unattainable. Begin with a manageable goal. If it’s exercising, start with a 10-minute walk. If it’s reading, begin with a few pages each day. Small, consistent actions lead to significant changes over time. Today is the perfect day to start. Procrastination is the enemy of progress. By taking the first step today, you’re setting the wheels of change in motion.

As you move forward, keep this mantra in mind: Start small. Start today. Keep moving. Every day is an opportunity to reinforce your new habit. There will be days when you feel like giving up. On those days, remind yourself why you started. Visualize the person you want to become and the benefits you’ll reap. Stay committed and patient. And as I always say to you…. practice grace and compassion.

The future you will thank you.

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Erica Diamond


Teaching women how to prioritize SELF-CARE, Erica Diamond is a Certified Life Coach and Certified Yoga & Meditation Teacher, Lifestyle and Parenting Correspondent on Global TV, Founder of Bliss Essential (, Professional Speaker, Host of The Erica Diamond Podcast, Course Creator of Busy To Bliss (, Author of the women’s entrepreneurial book 99 Things Women Wish They Knew Before Starting Their Own Business, and Founder & Editor-In-Chief of the Award-Winning Lifestyle Platform® (previously®). Erica Diamond has been named to the coveted list of The Top 20 Women in Canada, FORBES Magazine’s Top 100 Sites for Women and a Profit Hot 50 Canadian Company. Erica Diamond was the Spokesperson for National Entrepreneurship Day and is a Huffington Post contributor.