In this week's video, we're talking about how the heck to boost motivation, even if it's well into February, and our initial “fresh start” energy from the new year is lagging.
Maybe our new year’s resolutions have fallen to the side… and if they have, you're not alone. According to a study covered in Inc. Magazine, most New Year's resolutions are abandoned by January 19.
But maybe resolutions aren't your thing — you're just feeling like making positive change in your life is too much right now.
Maybe you want to make healthy meals like green smoothies or a white bean stew, but you keep ordering food delivery because it seems easier.
Or you want to get in better shape, but you just haven't been able to get into a routine.
Whatever’s going on for you, just know that you’ve got this!
And I have some ideas to help…
5 tips for boosting motivation
Today's video covers a mix of mindset hacks, as well as practical and actionable things you can do right now to boost that motivation for your wellness goals and dreams.
Here's a quick look at what I cover…
The results you’re looking for will come as a result of 5, 10, maybe 20 micro-actions you take each day. Let's take a look at some specifics, and how that affects your wellness over time.
Big results come from small changes that take place on a consistent basis. That means meal after meal, day after day, week after week, month after month.
Keep a tracker
This is one of my favorites. We all like getting a gold star. So give yourself the gold star already.
There are lots of trackers you can check out online or on Pinterest. You can also track your progress in a fitness or weight loss app, but I prefer a good old-fashioned paper planner. One fun method I mentioned was a Year in Pixels. Do a google image search on that — I love seeing what people have come up with.
Find an accountability partner
I know the pandemic might be making things a little tougher.
We can't really meet up with our workout buddies at the gym like we used to. However, we might be able to find a friend who shares our wellness goals — and meet up with them for a walk, Facetime or Zoom call once a week. Tip: recruit an accountability partner who's a little more motivated than you are, not someone who'll all too easily agree that you should blow off a workout… or give up on your veggie eating goals.
Pay attention to who (or where online) you hang out
You've heard the saying, “you are what you eat.”
Well it turns out that we are who we hang out with as well. The habits and decisions of our closest friends can influence us in ways we may not even realize.
Also, when we keep pinning unhealthy recipes or liking posts that don't serve our wellness goals, that platform's algorithm will just keep serving up more of that content, because that's what it thinks we want.
So if you want to be inspired, hang out (or follow) people who inspire you — people who have habits that supports the lifestyle or vibe you want to bring into your own life. This can mean in real life, as well as the accounts, articles, recipes and other content you consume (or pin on Pinterest) online.
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I hope today's video helps you dig deep and find some renewed motivation for your wellness goals.
Peace, love and broccoli,
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