Activity 3: Create little success habits.
Develop new empowering habits such as exercising at a regular time or writing down your small successes as you achieve them. This will trigger your brain to release endorphins, which will, in turn, keep you motivated to exercise and stay healthy.
After you’ve decided what success means to you, you’ll need to create some reachable, measurable goals. Perhaps it’s to achieve X weight loss by a certain date or to drink 8 glasses of water each day.
Write down these goals, give yourself realistic achievements, keep yourself accountable for those goals and decide how you’re going to get there.
Aside from committing your goals to paper to solidify them, telling yourself that you will achieve those goals and believing in your abilities will get you closer to them.
Have a think about the daily, weekly and monthly goals you’d like to achieve. Example below:
|Daily||Begin the day with a healthy breakfast
Drink 5 glasses of water
Walk 5,000 steps
|Weekly||Exercise 3 times per week
Have only one takeaway per week
|Monthly||Sign up to a fitness challenge each month, eg. Parish Walk|
|Six months||Lose 1 stone|