4 Tips for Slo-Motivation

With all of the activities and stress the holidays bring, it can be hard to get motivated to improve your health. Here are four easy ways to help get you excited about your new healthy lifestyle this season.

#1 INSPIRE & SEEK INSPIRATION

Pick up a new magazine or book on health or wellness. Spend a few minutes studying your favorite athlete, coach, or motivational speaker online or on social media. Try turning your focus outward and encouraging someone else who is struggling. Are you a parent or role model for someone? Do it for them.

#2 KEEP IT IN SIGHT AND IN MIND

“Out of sight, out of mind?” Put out subtle reminders for yourself to pursue your goals. Try keeping your gym bag and tennis shoes visible, or set out your gym clothes the night before.

#3 GET YOUR GROOVE ON!

Turn off the news and turn up the tunes! Buy a new album, create a new playlist for your iPod, or try a new station on Pandora.

#4 MAKE A MOTIVATING MANTRA

Find a short statement or slogan that inspires you. Make it your screensaver or tape it to your mirror. Example: “I am stronger than I think,” or “I am only one workout away from a good mood.”

Did you feel that? That’s your motivation picking back up. Now get out there and accomplish your goals!

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– True Health Clinical Health Consultant Stacie Wheatley, MA, RD, LD

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