Meet Susan Urban, Transformation Expert and a true wellness warrior. She wears her wellness everyday to inspire women over 40 to attain and maintain their health and fitness goals. She recently shared with us how she uses Thrive Wellness Bangles to keep herself mindfully motivated to make positive changes instantly.
I love wearing my bangles, because they are not “just” jewelry, but remind me daily to align with my health goals, including hydrating. It feels empowering to share the meaning of the bangles with my family, friends and fitness family. My reward for wearing my bangles and drinking lots of water are more energy, vitality, clear skin and crushing my cravings. It has never been easier to measure my water drinking progress. Moving a bracelet from one wrist to the other when I enjoy 8 ounces of healthy H2O allows me to stay focused on my goal and record my progress.
More ways to create positive changes in no time at all!
Do This: Make a step-by-step plan If you are serious about achieving your goal, then you need to create a step-by-step plan on how to do it. Successful goal-achievers break down their overall goal into sub-goals. Each sub-goal needs to be concrete, measurable and time-based.
Not That: Motivate yourself by focusing on someone that you admire Studies show that focusing on someone you admire is not a strong enough motivator to see you through your goal.
Do This: Tell other people about your goal How badly do you want to achieve your goal? If you want it bad enough, you’ll tell your friends and family. This technique works on two levels. First, you’ve put yourself on the spot by letting the world in on your goal, so it’s all-eyes-on-you. Failure would be public. Second, your friends and family are there to offer support and encouragement. Don’t underestimate the psychological power of having someone in your corner.
Not That: Think about the bad things When you focus on the negative it becomes your reality.
Do This: Focus on the good things when achieving tour goal Remind yourself of the benefits associated with achieving your goal. Make a checklist of how life will be better once you have achieved your aim. This gets your focus on a positive future, one that’s worth the effort.
Not That: Try to suppress unhelpful thoughts Rather than trying to erase that image of chocolate cake from your mind, learn to deal with the reality of temptation head-on.
Do This: Reward your progress Studies show that attaching rewards to each of your sub-goals encourages success. Your rewards should never conflict with your major goal. When aiming to lose weight, never use food as a reward.
Not That: Rely on willpower Willpower alone rarely gets anyone to their goal.
Do This: Record Your Progress Make your plans, progress, benefits and rewards concrete by expressing them in writing. Use a hand-written journal, your computer or a bulletin board to chart your progress. This process is priceless for maintaining motivation.
Not That: Fantasize about life after achieving your goal Daydreaming is fun, but simply fantasizing about your new life will not make it a reality. Are you ready to achieve your fitness and weight loss goal once and for all? Call or email me now to get started on the process that will put an end to your yo-yo dieting and your fat jeans.
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