When you set yourself some health goals, one of the most challenging obstacles throughout this journey is motivation. If your end goal is long-term, staying motivated can be tough – especially when you don’t have anyone checking on your progress regularly.
So before you lose focus, here are some of the things that could help you stay motivated this year:
Give yourself a pep-talk
Set aside a minute every day to let the positivity flow. This may sound silly but try writing down or saying out loud everything you like and love about your life. Use that minute to reiterate why you set your goals in the first place, and why you want to meet them. You will find that it’s harder to feel unmotivated when you’re your biggest cheerleader!
Get some buddies
Most of us have heard about misery loving company, but we believe that it should be “success loves company”. You’re more likely to achieve if you’re on this journey with people. Grabits has a strong online network of people who often share healthy meal plans and serving suggestions – what could be more motivating than having the support of other people and cheering them on in return?
A little competition can be healthy for your journey towards your goal. You can join virtual competitions such as the ever-trending Instagram fitness challenges for that extra push you need to meet your goals. You’ll be surprised by how motivational it is to see others aiming for the same goals – the element of competitiveness will naturally kick in!
Just because there is no-one policing you, or checking up on your progress regularly – doesn’t mean that you’re doomed to fail. Break down your goals into smaller manageable targets and then set weekly reviews on where you started and where you are now. It can encourage you to stay committed so that you can see the changes progressing. No-one wants to see the same result more than once.
Surround yourself with positivity
When you surround yourself with positivity, it is only natural for you to feed off it. If you know people who have achieved the same goals you want to reach, take the time to listen and learn about their success stories as they can be great for revving up your motivation when it’s lacking. If it was possible for them, why can’t it be possible for you too?