Here we are, already in the second week of the New Year. Hopefully, you’re still on track with your resolution to get fit and healthy, exercise more, or eat healthier. However, it’s easy to lose our motivation once we return to our daily routine after the holidays. The pressure of work and family obligations, combined with the cold, dark days sometimes get in the way of our good intentions. You might even be tempted to give up. But before you get discouraged or throw in the towel, keep these tips in mind to help you stay on track.
1). Visualize success.
Imagine yourself achieving your goals. Close your eyes and see yourself as the fit and healthy person you want to be. If you can imagine it, you can achieve it. The practice of visualization is a powerful tool to help you accomplish your goals, and even go beyond what you thought was possible. Professional athletes and performing artists have used the power of visualization for years to improve their performance on the field and on the stage. They continue to practice it, because it works for them. Just imagine (so to speak), what it can do for you!
2). Stay positive.
Remember to give yourself positive messages. What we tell ourselves is what we believe, and what we believe is what we achieve. Our brain and our nervous system is always receiving and processing the messages it hears. Words are incredibly powerful; use them for the power of good. All of us fall on our face every now and then. Remember, there is no such thing as failure, just opportunities to learn and grow.
It is also important to surround yourself with positive people. Negative people can bring you down and even sabotage your efforts.
3). Recruit a friend.
Partner up with a friend with the same goals that you have. By doing so, you can help and encourage each other, as well as share your progress. You can also buoy each other up when the going gets tough. You can hold each other accountable in accomplishing your goals. Besides, it’s a lot more fun to travel the path of health and fitness with someone else.
Wishing you all the best in health and fitness!