Motivational Monday: Making Changes for the Sake of Health and Well Being

Sometimes You Have to Change

For YOUR Sake!



Welcome back to my blog for this second week of April!

So as in the quote above, my “small steps” to get back into blogging regularly are to write more than one per week (as I only got one written last week).  Perhaps my goal will be to write one every other day.

Another “small step” is to modify and re-publish some old posts to help myself a little to get more done. So here is one that is especially relevant for me, as some new health diagnoses in March have required making some significant changes in my lifestyle. I have had to change my diet to lower sugar, carbohydrate, and sodium intake, and get more consistent exercise to lose weight. I am also standing most of the day with my “stand up” desk! My hubby added a shelf over the top of my treadmill, so I have my laptop there to do my work, blogging, and other online tasks.

The concept of making changes goes to the core of our being: the desire to change something about ourselves as well as our circumstances. Considering nobody in the world is perfect, if we’re all honest with ourselves and others, there is always something we can do to improve ourselves and our circumstances — IF we are willing to do so!


It might be as simple as changing up things in our daily routines, as the quote above suggests. From there, it might progress to some deeper introspection while pondering this next quote.



Introspection–taking time to examine our own thoughts, feelings, and to look into our own souls–is often a cathartic experience. Taking the time to do so may help us discover underlying thought processes and deeper feelings we didn’t know existed. We may gain a greater understanding of ourselves, of choices we have made, and of the divine purpose for our lives.


So much of change begins with our willingness to change our mindsets, change our attitudes, and even change our thought processes or what we allow ourselves to dwell on.

Once we make those internal changes, those should naturally progress to allowing us to make visible changes externally. This should be in our own lives, in areas we can make changes, without imposing our will over someone else.



So what about YOU?


Are you eagerly looking forward to making some changes in your life in this new year?


Do you know of areas right now that you could change, or will you need a time of introspection to determine what those areas are – and if you are willing and able to change them?




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33 comments to “Motivational Monday: Making Changes for the Sake of Health and Well Being”

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  1. Huda - April 8, 2019 Reply

    I love posts like these that allow me to reflect in my own life! For me sometimes its all about retrospect but it depends on the situation!

  2. Lesly Federici - April 8, 2019 Reply

    Yes.. I am changing things .. working on “Me” for a change. I’m about to apply to Getty Images to see if I can promote my art images on their website , we shall see …. Wonderful to see you .. much love to you 🙂

  3. Tara Pittman - April 8, 2019 Reply

    Small steps are so much easier for me than big changes. I get less overwhelmed with small changes.

  4. cait - April 8, 2019 Reply

    im a huge believer in posts like this to keep monday a bit more sane ha and to just enough some great quotes that i need! great post!

  5. Arun - April 8, 2019 Reply

    Definitely need changes in my life. Need to eliminate sugar and gluten due to chronic pain. Also start exercising a little. Good luck on your journey.

  6. Ritu Sharma - April 8, 2019 Reply

    Really the best motivational quotes you have shared here!! Glad you did this.

  7. Aduke Schulist - April 8, 2019 Reply

    That first quote stopped me in my tracks! I’m going through a lot of changes right now – happily – and brought about because I finally made the choice to and it’s a great feeling.

  8. Bree - April 8, 2019 Reply

    I have started to change things slowly daily and I notice that if you do it enough it will become habit and you can make changes for the sake of your health!

  9. Rachel - April 8, 2019 Reply

    I am working on making some changes. I started doing 5 minutes of yoga a day in the morning. I need to really stretch and get my body moving.

  10. Genny Gall - April 8, 2019 Reply

    I have found that if you love life, life will love you back

  11. Michael - April 9, 2019 Reply

    So many inspiring messages here wow. Monday here so a great start for the week. Thank you
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  12. The Nail Trip - April 9, 2019 Reply

    Holiii !!
    I liked your post. I have added changes in my life, quite significant to go on the right track. Start eating healthy, is undoubtedly the most drastic.
    It took me a while to get used to it, but now I have it better.
    Good day!!

  13. Alexandra Cook - April 9, 2019 Reply

    I love everything about this post! Health is so important and everyone could probably use a little motivation! Thank you for this post! I love it!

  14. Kam Balitaan - April 9, 2019 Reply

    Second motivational post I’ve read today. Really need this in my life right now.

  15. Sania Ahmed - April 9, 2019 Reply

    Wow these are some good compilation of motivational quotes.

  16. Czjai Reyes-Ocampo - April 9, 2019 Reply

    I’m working on changing my sleeping habits from here on out. Been trying to hit the sack earlier than the usual so I can get more sleep and wake up early.

  17. Melissa Dixon - April 9, 2019 Reply

    This is very motivational, I love all of the quotes you have here. I am one of those people who hates change at first but after reflection, it really does bring me to where I need to be based on my own choices. I love this!
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  18. Hazel - April 9, 2019 Reply

    Thank you for sharing, I love the motivational quotes. Small steps are definitely a good idea and are helping me to change a few areas in my life.
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  19. Ashli Ferguson - April 9, 2019 Reply

    I love this as I am currently dealing with this in my life now!
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  20. Brittany Charnley - April 9, 2019 Reply

    These are some positive and encouraging messages to think about. Thank you for this!!!

  21. Angela Ricardo - April 9, 2019 Reply

    This is a really great reminder for all of us. Thank you so much for this very motivating quotes.
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  22. Roamy - April 9, 2019 Reply

    Health is one of those things we can not really buy, we can buy a healthy lifestyle but not health so these are tips we`re all supposed to follow, thanks for sharing.
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  23. HilLesha - April 9, 2019 Reply

    I love these quotes! I have always believed that small changes can make a significant difference.
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  24. jesssa | The Travel Belle - April 9, 2019 Reply

    Please start a Youtube channel already and be a motivational speaker! I’m a fan!

  25. aisasami - April 10, 2019 Reply

    I have been changing since January, evolving and shedding my past. It is just taking each day step by step.

  26. Kalyan Panja - April 10, 2019 Reply

    I love your easy and useful tips to make changes for the sake of health and well-being. In that line traveling helps a lot to keep the mind buzzing.
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  27. Lyosha - April 10, 2019 Reply

    Great motivation indeed! It so keeps me going! I try too become a better person one step a day
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  28. Danang Sutani - April 10, 2019 Reply

    A quote that is very motivating, maybe I will read it every morning before I do my activities.. Thanks for sharing this ?

  29. Melanie Walsh - April 10, 2019 Reply

    It’s wonderful that you are taking small steps towards your goals. Trying to make huge shifts all at once can be hard to maintain. Looking forward to seeing more of your content as you increase your postings.

  30. Christa - April 11, 2019 Reply

    I so easily fall into routine that it’s important to remind myself to change things up. Thank you for this reminder!

  31. Hirra Pervaiz - April 11, 2019 Reply

    This is exactly what I needed today, thanks for motivating me to make myself better for my health and well-being

  32. Elise L Ho - April 15, 2019 Reply

    Taking your goals and breaking them down into small steps is what makes them truly achievable. This is my common practice.
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  33. Donna Merrill - March 1, 2020 Reply

    Hey Dr KLee,

    Here after a long time and like always loved your post. I do missed reading your posts as I was busy with one of my new projects, but will be regular from now on.

    Keep up the good work.

    ~ Donna
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