Hey guys! None of you have been sending me updates about how you’ve been doing. Have you been following the Healthy Habits Calendar? If not, scroll down to the first post, and you will find it. Anyways, today I have 5 tips on how you can stay motivated when living a healthy lifestyle. Living healthy isn’t easy at first, and a lot of people get turned off by the smallest things or littlest mistake. Don’t let these things get to you! You are capable of making your own decisions and knowing whether that snack is a craving or an actual energy booster. Without further ado, here are today’s tips~
1. Find motivation
To stay motivated, you first need to find your motivation. Do you want to be better at time management? Do you want to perform better in school? Do you want to have confidence in yourself and wear clothes you never thought would look good on you? What is it? Find that motivational spark. The spark that will ignite and grow and allow you to not only reach your goals, but stay motivated the entire time.
2. Be Kind to Yourself
Love your body, embrace, treat it well, and it will reward you with so much more. Don’t call yourself fat, not worth it, stupid, meaningless, just another problem, or careless. If you make a mistake get back up and try again. Don’t sit there and cry, waiting for some miracle to happen when you know you can get back up. What do babies do when they learn to walk? They fall, get up, and try again over and over again. What should we do if we make a mistake in out lifestyle or get a bad grade? Try again! Tell yourself it’s ok. As a matter of fact, I want you to say this phrase 10 times out loud, and send me a video of it! Say, “I am so much more than dust. I am Special. I am Worth it. I can do anything and everything I put my mind to.” Keep telling yourself that until you believe it!
Don’t lose sight of your goals! Always ask yourself, “Why am I doing this? What do I hope to achieve by living this lifestyle?” Constantly remind yourself why you are working out, eating healthy, and trying to have a positive outlook on life. This is why I made you guys make an inspiration board! To help you keep sight of your goals and dreams. If you didn’t already make an inspiration board, go make one for yourself today! It is always good to remember why you’re working out, why you’re more aware of your plate, or why you’re trying to be more kind. Never forget your goals and what you hope to achieve by living a healthy lifestyle. Keep your focus on your goals.
4. Switch up your Routine!
Do a different workout everyday or take a different path when you go running. Don’t let a monotonous routine take over your life, creating no excitement or challenge to your brain. As a matter of fact, living a monotonous lifestyle can actually increase your chances of getting alzheimer’s disease and other mental illnesses! I most definitely do not want to be at risk of losing some of my most precious memories, and I know you all feel the same way too. Don’t just stop at your workouts, play with you plate too! Change your meals a little bit when you’re prepping for the week’s meals and snacks. If you want to have a salad every day, make a different one or change it up a bit so that you’re brain isn’t too accustomed to monotony, and you get to try something new, which makes it an even better bonus!
5. Remain Consistent
I know I just said to play with your routine but you also have to make sure you’re still following the plans you have for reaching your goals. Make sure you are working out everyday but understand the importance of rest day and let your body recover from the challenging moves once or twice a week. It’s typically better to rest once a week if you are working out everyday. It’s not just your workouts that have to be consistent, though. You also need to make sure that you wake up at the same time every morning, no matter what day it it. Fine. It’s the weekend. I get it. You want to “catch up” on sleep, but the only way you can do that is by getting the proper amount of sleep every night. Not less and most definitely not more. Studies have proven that those who get more than eight hours of sleep are actually just as tired and behave like those who are sleep deprived and only get 2-5 hours of sleep. 7-8 is enough, and you need to train your body to get tired at a certain time every night to wake up at the desired time every morning. Consistency is the key to success. Remember that!
I hope these tips have come to be useful to you and that you can stay motivated throughout the rest of the week. Let me know if you ever have any questions!
Lots of love,