Remember to Reward Yourself
Everyone likes a pat on the back every once in a while. And thereâ€™s no better time to get one than when youâ€™re out of your comfort zone, challenging yourself to improve, nervous about whether you can succeed.
Most people approach changing their health habits from a position of “pain”. They constantly nag themselves, berate themselves and expect nothing but perfection, no matter how much progress is made.Â Tools of the trade are guilt, doubt, shame and self-flogging. Instead of celebrating the 24 pounds theyâ€™ve lost, they see the six they still havenâ€™t lost. Sound familiar? To people used to beating themselves up, it may seem like the best way to get motivated. But consider this: if you attempted to motivate an employee like that, how long do you think theyâ€™d stick around? How successful would they be?
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