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How do you motivate yourself daily?

Weight as well as a good lifestyle have been something I’ve been struggling with for several years now. My busy, workaholic mind has been neglecting my body for some time. And recently I’ve decided it has to stop and I have to make some changes if I want to be healthier and enjoy life more.

As expected, the process is never easy. There are days when I find myself cheating and eating starchy foods as opposed to fresh and healthy food. There are also those days when exercising becomes the first thing I procrastinate.

And because every day is a battle with myself, I knew I needed to find daily motivational tips that worked for me. Let me share with you some of the motivational steps that have helped me.

1. Make your goals more visible – On my computer screen, I put the weight that I’m targeting. It’s so simple but since I work and even eat on my desk every day, it’s easy for me to remind myself about my weight goal, before I decide on visiting the fridge. I have also drawn a graph to show  my projected goal for each day and my actual weight so I can see how I am progressing.

2. Repeat your mantra – I have this particular mantra that I read from a book once. The book said, when you are faced with a difficult situation ask yourself: “What if I fail? And what if I succeed?” Usually when I feel like just quitting, I ask myself these questions. It then gets me thinking of what situation I want to be in… Obviously I would like to be in a situation where I can say that I succeeded. This instantly gets me back on track.

3. Close your eyes and visualize the perfect you – There will be those days where you will need to be strict and tough with yourself. Sometimes the best motivator is ourselves. When I know I’m about to order dessert, I make a conscious effort to pause, close my eyes and see myself looking  my best and feeling good.

How do you motivate yourself every day? We’d love to hear from you in the comments below!

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