New Year’s feels a looong time ago I hear you say… We are now a few months into 2016 and our extremely motivated new year self starts to return to our old ways… For many of us, New Year’s resolutions or plans, like the warm weather, are starting to disappear…
Here’s our top 5 tips to get you firing again….
1. Write down your measurable goals.
Write your goals down again. Re-visit the steps you need to get there. “I want to lose weight” is a common goal, but not measurable. I want to lose 3 kilos in 3 months by attending 3 barre classes a week and eliminating fast foods is a much clearer plan. Remember as Diana Scharf said “Goals are dreams with deadlines.”
2. Make sure your resolutions are achievable.
You need to ensure your resolutions are achievable – research shows that if you feel you can achieve something, you are much more motivated to tackle and try than if something feels out of reach.
3. Just do it.
As it gets colder we need that little extra motivation to get out of bed. However, the most common feedback as to how to motivate anyone during he colder month is to - just do it. Just get out of bed and get to class or go for a walk. It is having the self-motivation and discipline to get yourself moving. Work out what motivates you and channel that every time you feel that motivation waning.
4. Rope in an accomplice.
Roping in a friend or family member is a great way to motivate yourself. Not only can you workout together, but you get to catch up and chat at the same time. What more could a girl want? Note to self: you are also less likely to skip class if you know your buddy has got up at 5am to spend some time with you! Or alternatively, tell someone your goals to be your accountability partner - ask them to keep you on track .
5. Don’t be too hard when you slip up.
We all slip up and lose motivation at times, but rather than give up, get back on the horse and keep going. A year from now, you will have wished you started today.