Now that fall is upon us it is time to get back to our routines and schedules. Sometimes it is difficult to get back into the swing of things, especially if we are trying to incorporate new healthy habits into our lives. Motivation plays a big part in whether or not we will be successful in accomplishing and maintaining our goals.
Here are a few strategies to keep yourself motivation and accountable:
- Write out a motivation list; why do you want to change what you are changing or why are you maintaining. Place the list in a place you look everyday, like you bathroom mirror, every time you look at it you will be reminded of why you are doing what you are doing.
- Enroll others in your new habit or routine; tell you friend and family your goals, they will help keep you accountable.
- Seek the help of a professional: they will definitely keep you on task and working towards your goals.
- Get involved in a challenge; working towards the same goal as another person provides support and adds a competitive edge for those who enjoy healthy competition. For those of you interested the 100 day challenge is starting later this month. For more information please click here.