Do you have the inability to stick to your health related goals for a long period of time? Do you tell yourself that starting TOMORROW you will not eat fast food or, that starting tomorrow you WILL go to the gym but then tomorrow comes and you never do it? Or do you do it for a day or two, maybe a week and then you find yourself back to your old routine of NOT doing what you set out to do?
Here’s one technique you can implement on your own.
Ask yourself why you want to do what you want to do.
For example, it may go something like this:
I want to start working out because I want to lose weight.
Then ask yourself why again…
I want to work out and lose weight so I can be healthy.
Then ask yourself ONE more time, why?
I want to work out and lose weight because I want to feel good about myself.
Feeling good about yourself, in this example, will stir up the emotion needed to keep you motivated on a daily basis (i.e. sad, sick, or tired all the time).
Peel back your layers of why at least three times (or as many times as you need) to uncover your true emotion related to your goal.
Not sure if you’ve identified your true emotional why?
Your why should bring a tear to your eye.
Its super important to uncover what your true why is. The more you can connect your desired habit with your true emotional why, the more likely it is that you'll stick with it.
Then, once you’ve identified your emotion connected to your why amp it up. Sit with it, say it out loud, visualize it and most importantly remember it!
This feeling is what will motivate you to finally start and or continue with your health related goals.
Its human nature to forget your reasons why so make sure to take action steps that will allow you to keep it in the forefront of your mind, EVERY day, several times a day if needed. You can set a reminder, write it out, have a friend remind you, use a health coach, post it note, whatever works for you so as to not forget your why. By doing this you’ll be able to stay on track with your goals AND most importantly, experience the results you want.