Set small goals that you can accomplish part of the way.
Small goals are easier to achieve, and they give you the motivation to keep going. This is because small goals can be accomplished along the way, giving you a sense of accomplishment and making your next goal seem more achievable.
Small steps are also easier to take when starting out than large leaps. If your goal is too big, it can feel overwhelming and cause you to give up. So break it down into smaller steps. Baby steps.
Take small steps towards a big goal and be kind to yourself during the process
Take small steps towards a big goal and be kind to yourself during the process.
- Don’t compare yourself to others.
- Don’t give up! If you don’t see results immediately, it’s not a reflection of your efforts or worth as a person. You’re just learning how to do something new and challenging, so give yourself time to learn what works best for you.
- Be easy on yourself when things go wrong; this helps keep your motivation levels high and allows you to enjoy the journey instead of worrying about whether or not all your hard work will pay off in the end. You will learn the most about yourself on the falls.
Be good to yourself during the process.
Don’t forget that you are worth it, and you deserve to be happy. Treat yourself with kindness, love, and respect the way you would treat anyone else in your life. You need to take care of yourself first so that you can take care of others. You get yourself to your best, and you can help those you love with your best.
You deserve comfort when necessary! Take some time out to do something nice for yourself when needed, and don’t feel guilty about taking “me” time (or “you” time).You have to have some fun along the way to getting where you want to be.
Reward yourself for small accomplishments.
- Reward yourself for each small accomplishment. We all have a tendency to put off things that are uncomfortable or make us feel like we’re not doing enough. It can be helpful to reward yourself after every little step, even if it seems small at first. For example: “I’m proud of myself for having written three paragraphs today! I deserve some chocolate!”
- Use rewards that will help you get closer to your next goal. For example, let’s say your goal is to run a 5k race. You might give yourself something like a massage or new running shoes once you hit halfway through training—something that will motivate you and make it easier for you to keep going toward the finish line (literally). Or maybe your big goal is getting in shape so that ping pong doesn’t hurt anymore when playing with friends from work on Fridays? In this case, rewarding yourself with a new pair of sneakers would be an awesome way to encourage yourself!
- Choose rewards that make spending time on your goals worth it! The above examples are just suggestions; there are plenty more possibilities out there depending on what kind of goals/habits, achievements, etc., we’re talking about here 🙂
Stay motivated by monitoring your progress.
To stay motivated and on track, keep a fitness journal. You can even come up with your own chart or app to track your progress. Or use an existing one that keeps you motivated, like Jawbone Up or Lose It!
You can also try new activities that include more than one muscle group, like swimming (legs and arms) or running (legs).
Eat for the body you want, not for the body you have.
When it comes to dieting, most people think of the word “diet” as a temporary fix. But I’m here to tell you that a better way to think about your diet is as a lifestyle! Instead of focusing on what you can’t eat, focus instead on what foods are going to help you reach your goals.
You’ll hear from everyone around you that they know how much weight you need to lose or how many pounds of muscle mass you want (or don’t want). The truth is, no one knows exactly what size or shape your body should be. And even if they did, there’s no guarantee that number would be right for anyone else but themselves—and even then, it could change over time as our bodies grow and change throughout our lives. Change little things at a time. Add one good thing to a day and take just one bad thing out each day. Do that for a week or two. It’s a little change, but it’s a start.
Don’t focus on weight loss, focus on getting fit and healthy instead.
It makes sense that you might want to drop a few pounds and look better, but for a lot of people, the first step is just getting into the habit of working out. You don’t have to put on any weight or even change your clothes size in order to feel better about yourself.
If you can find something fun and interesting that works with your schedule, it’ll be easier to get back into it later if life keeps getting in the way. Maybe this means finding an exercise buddy or joining a gym or yoga studio where all those other fit people are hanging out—the more social aspect of working out will help keep you motivated! Or maybe what matters most is having time in your day before work, so you can go for an early morning run before heading off to work instead (or at least before having breakfast). The point is: whatever works best for YOU should be what motivates YOU into action!
Celebrate your achievements with friends and family.
As you progress towards your goals and start to achieve them, it’s important to celebrate your achievements. It’s not just the big wins that are worth celebrating—celebrate the small ones too! Celebrating achievements is a great way to keep up your motivation and momentum over time.
Celebrating with friends who support your goals is a great idea, but sometimes it’s also useful to have some people around who are there for you because they believe in you more than anything else.
So what do celebrations look like? That depends on what’s important to each person. For example:
- Do it as soon as possible after achieving something big or small; even if it feels silly at first (because our brains don’t always know how to react properly), eventually we’ll get used to celebrating when we succeed!
- Find ways of marking these moments with tangible objects such as mugs, plates, or music (for example). These remind us about all our joys throughout life so far—and keep us motivated when things get tough later down the track…
If you’re struggling with a weight issue, remember that it’s okay to feel imperfect and be kind to yourself. You’ll find success by celebrating small milestones, staying motivated through self-care, and rewarding yourself for your progress. With these strategies in mind, you can use the power of positivity as a motivator for healthier habits that last! By taking small steps at the start, it will get you ready for big ones in the future!!