January 16, 2014

10 Tips to Help You Stay on Track


Last week I shared my reboot soup recipe with you, and a couple of weeks ago we discussed ways to be your healthiest you in 2014. Now it’s time to check in!

How are things going? Are you identifying what’s working for you and what’s not?

I bet you’re totally rocking it, and to help keep you on track, I’m sharing 10 tips to help keep you moving toward your healthiest you! [Be a rockstar friend & share these tips with your peeps!]

  1. Focus on building habits – In order to build lifelong change, you need to create healthy habits for yourself. Choose one habit to focus on at a time and you’ll slowly build these into your daily life.

  2. Make it easy on yourself – Put a glass of water on your nightstand each night to help you drink water each day. Lay your workout clothes out the night before. By making it easy to do the right thing, you’re giving your mind a break and just running on autopilot!

  3. Track your progress – It can be such an energy boost to see all that you’ve accomplished! No victory is too small. Consider journaling, collaging, notes in your cellphone, spreadsheets, whatever you enjoy to track the progress you’re making.

  4. Find support and encouragement – Achieving a goal is always more fun when we have a support system in place. Not only can they support us when we’re feeling weak, but they can offer the encouragement we need to keep going. I’m going to be announcing a very exciting way to really get the support you need in 2014 soon! Get on the waitlist here {or email me at [email protected]} to be the first in line.

  5. Be gracious with yourself – Sometimes you’ll miss a workout, or decide to eat something indulgent. That doesn’t mean you’ve failed. We’re all human, and we all have missteps. Realizing beforehand that this will happen and accepting it will help you move on quickly and keep working toward your goal.

  6. Develop a reward system – You can reward yourself in many ways that still support your goals. Get a massage, take the dog to the park, read a new book, visit a new park. There are plenty of ways to reward yourself for all your small victories. Bonus: this will put you in a great mindset and encourage you to continue to reach your goals.

  7. Try something new – By focusing on yourself and what you love to do, you’re putting yourself first and creating happiness. Trying something new might be even more fun for you. Take a painting class, learn how to knit, or volunteer your time for a worthy cause.

  8. Focus on fewer goals – If you find yourself drowning under the pressure of too many goals, just set a few aside. You don’t have to accomplish everything at once, and accomplishing one goal is better than accomplishing none (have you picked your one?).

  9. Refine your plan – It’s a great idea to create a plan to help you achieve your goals. Sometimes, though, you need to refine your plan and that’s OK. Review what’s been working and change what hasn’t (and it’s okay to ditch what’s not working or happening for you!).

  10. photoShare your progress with others – Celebrate your success! Shout it from the rooftop! Let others know how you’re progressing and you’re doing two things: bolstering your conviction and helping others work toward their goals!

What’s your favorite tip for staying on task and reaching your goals? I’d love for you to share it in the comments below!

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