5 Tips to Help Turn Behavioural Changes into Habits

 

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When it comes down to it, deep down we all know WHAT we need to do to achieve our goals. For example with fitness goals we know that we need to exercise more, eat better, etc. The WHAT isn’t the problem it’s the HOW. How do we go about making these changes and turning them into habits? Today I’m going to share with you a few tips on how to go about making these changes:

  1. Take It One Step At A Time:

One of the main reasons people give up on their goals is because they try to do too much at once and become overwhelmed. Instead of trying to change everything at once pick one thing to focus on. For example  picking to focus on being consistent with training and once you’ve achieved that moving on to focusing on improving nutrition.

  1. Celebrate Small Accomplishments: 

It’s important to celebrate the small accomplishments. Rewards help to reaffirm and reinforce behaviour as well as acting as a source of motivation. Just make sure that the reward you choose isn’t counterproductive to your goals. For example if your goal is fat-loss don’t reward yourself with food (as this is counterproductive to your goal, you should of course allow for flexiblity in you diet remember everything in moderation) instead you could possibly buy yourself that pair of shoes you always wanted or a new workout outfit.

  1. Be Accountable:

Being accountable to ourselves or someone else can help to turn daily practices into habits. For fitness goals you could perhaps get a gym buddy or a personal trainer, track your progress (through use of photos or diary) or make your goal public through social media.

  1. Accept That You Will Make Mistakes:

No journey will work out exactly according to plan. You have to accept the fact that you will make mistakes. The important thing is to learn from them. There will be ups and downs, there will be bad days, don’t let them put you off of achieving your goals.

  1. Remember Why You Started: 

Make sure that the reason why you are embarking on your journey is strong. Don’t just set a goal to lose weight. Focus on why you want to lose that weight? Your reason why will help you to keep disciplined on the bad days.

Hope you guys find these helpful

Jay xx

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