Four Easy Tips To Avoid Burnout After Committing To A Healthy Lifestyle

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So, you’ve made a commitment to become healthier, take better care of yourself, and ultimately lose that extra unwanted weight. You’ve been absolutely killing it and honestly can’t believe how well you’re doing. Then suddenly, that moment happens. Yes, that dreaded moment of burnout.

You’re having a motivation meltdown! Don’t worry, you’re not alone. We’ve all been there at one time or another, and it’s not a fun feeling, especially after all the work you’ve put in. The truth is, you know at the end of the day quitting isn’t worth it, but you’re almost to the point where you don’t care — you’re ready to throw in the towel.

Before you do, however, we’ve got a few easy tips to help you remember why you started living healthy in the first place. Don’t give up all hope just yet and take a look below.

1. Don’t set unrealistic goals.

Don't set unrealistic goals
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Many of us are guilty of superwoman or superman syndrome. This is when you want to do everything and please everyone! You’re saying yes to all that’s asked of you and ultimately end up saying no to things you want to accomplish. Take a look at just how many times you say yes so that you can also say yes to yourself.

2. Remember your reasons.

Remember your reasons
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The question “Why?” is your internal motivation. Why do you want to reduce your blood sugar? Why do you want to lose weight? The whys are what actually remind you of the reasons you’re doing this in the first place.

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3. Say ‘choose’ instead of ‘can’t have.’

Say choose instead of can't have
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Reframing your thinking does wonders whether you know it or not. When you say “I choose to feel more comfortable in my clothes” vs. “I can’t have ice cream,” your life will change drastically. When you choose health and wellness, that’s a positive mindset.

4. Have a plan for challenges.

Have a plan for challenges
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As we all know, motivation is fleeting, meaning we need to strategize around the barriers. Problem-solve around your busy schedule and any challenges. Then you’ll have solutions instead of throwing your hands in the air and saying, “I quit!”


Article is contributed by Amanda Selsky for www.littlethings.com

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