[ 1 ] MINDSET
Instead of thinking, "Monday I'll start _______!" or "My ______ starts tomorrow!" Start right now!
The truth is we can not rely on motivation alone to achieve our goals. Self discipline really come's into it's role when we're wanting to make better changes. The more self disciplined we are, the more motivated we become!
[ 2 ] NOURISHING YOUR BODY
Eating the right foods that keep your body and mind healthy.
Here's an article on where to start!
NUTRIENT RICH FOODS
[ 3 ] ACTUALLY KEEPING UP W/ YOUR WATER INTAKE
This is an obvious statement but water is an essential part of the day. But why? Drinking enough water helps reduces risk of stroke, heart attacks, and lowers cholesterol levels. It also reduces ache and water retention, aging lines, toxins in the body, and increases our energy. So ya, pretty important. And this is only a few things.
"The better we will feel, the better we will perform."
[ 4 ] STAYING ACTIVE
Staying active and more importantly having a good routine with your healthy activity.
This doesn't have to be anything out of your comfort level! Even going on a simple walk can help you stay active. When you have a good routine, it will be easier to keep up with your physical activity. You can dedicate certain days, mornings or evenings for this.
"Okay. Every other night I'm going to do 30 min of easy yoga or stretching." "I will dedicate every Tuesday and Thursday evening for a 30 min walk!"
[ 5 ] MAKING GOALS AND WRITING IT DOWN
Start with achievable goals. Realistic goals. Then move on to goals that require more effort. Then last, set yourself long term goals that you have to put in work to get. And continue setting goals even after you achieve them.
Always have something to look forward to. Write them in a journal to keep track of your progress or on a vision board that you can see everyday.
[ 6 ] PLANNING AHEAD
Agendas are my best friend. And the cool thing is you don't even have to buy an agenda or calendar. You can print them off of google for free!
Keep track of when you want to achieve goals, what days you're going to exercise or gym days.
Plan all this out in advanced that way you can mentally prepare for the days you've set aside and to track how well you're doing.
One way to keep track of progression is do what's comfortable for you one month and keep record.
For example, take a calendar and if you went to the gym only 2 times this month, try to aim for 3 times next month and so on. After 6 months you can look at the past 6 calendars and see that you actually went more times than you did the first month!
It's rewarding to physically see your progress!
[ 7 ] SELF DISCIPLINE
And lastly like mentioned before, do not solely rely on motivation to accomplish your goals. Rely on self discipline. Maybe this looks like waking up every morning and making sure the first thing you do before doing anything else is making your bed.
Do you enjoy making your bed? Probably not. Does this small act of self discipline help you achieve larger acts of self discipline? Yes! Start realistically.
Work your way to becoming the best version of yourself you can be.
REWARD YOURSELF (IN IMMODERATION) WHEN YOU ACHIEVE A GOAL
TAKE PROGRESSION PICS OR PHOTOS OF ACHIEVEMENTS
KEEP A LOG OF YOUR PROGRESS
FILL YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA FEED OF THINGS YOU WANT TO OBTAIN.
- EX.) FITNESS, HEALTHY FOOD, MENTAL HEALTH, POSITIVITY.
MAKE A VISION BOARD
FIND A REALISTIC ROUTINE FOR YOU. WRITE IT DOWN
START WITH SMALL GOALS
FUEL YOUR BODY W/ WHAT IT NEEDS
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Thanks for visiting my blog! Brookeosity is pronounced like Brooke + Curiosity combined. This is my Lifestyle blog based in Oklahoma. Here you will read about my love for Oklahoma, how I navigate through life as a twenty-something-year-old, and what motivates me! I write for women like myself who have transitioned to adulthood and are still figuring their lives out.