Getting your motivation back couldn’t be easier.
It’s simply a matter of “choosing between what you want NOW, and what you want MOST.”
Do you believe that?
I read that quote recently, somewhere, but since I can’t remember where, I’m unable to give the author credit.
Anyway, I get it.
Yet even if you get it, too, you may be hard pressed to believe it’s that easy, or actually put it into practice. Especially now, when we’re well into 2016, and all of those intentions made eight or so weeks ago are gone.
Here are three ideas to get you back on track.
- Identify what you want most, more than anything, when you think about your long-term health. Is it. . .
- Permanent weight loss?
- Eradication, avoidance, or management of disease?
- Taking no or minimal medications?
- Aging strong – the ability to do anything, anytime, anywhere?
Whatever “it” is that you want most, that’s your decision driver.
- Do you want the extra cookie or your clothes to fit better?
- Do you want to stay up an extra hour or be able to get up and exercise?
- Do you want to load up on sugar, fat, salt, and preservatives, or eat to reduce the risk of a cancer recurrence?
You decide what you want most. You act with intention. You get the outcome you want most.
- Create a “Jar of Awesome!”
I wrote in my January enewsletter about the “Jar of Awesome”. Essentially, take a jar (a BIG one), label/decorate it with “Jar of Awesome” – or something close – on the outside. For the remainder of 2016, every time you do something awesome for your health, fitness, or nutrition – write it down on a slip of paper and feed it to the jar. At the end of each month (or the year, if you can wait that long), dump out the contents and review all of your awesome accomplishments. Bam! Instant motivator.
3. Use a visible tool that speaks to YOU and works for YOU.
One of my clients came to the studio last week with this calendar. She fills out a sheet for each week, recording all of the actions done to support improvement in the areas of her life she’s working on: exercise, meals, balance, blood sugar testing. She found this calendar at Walgreen’s, for heaven’s sake! It’s not fancy, it’s not expensive, it’s not high-tech. . .but she knew it would work for her, because it spoke to her through its simplicity.
And there you have it. Three ideas to help you in “choosing between what you want NOW, and what you want MOST.”
I hope this helps – let me know if and how. I’d love to know about your successes!
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