Changing Your Life for the Better

Posted by on May 17, 2018 in self-improvement | Comments Off on Changing Your Life for the Better

Changing Your Life for the Better

Most people will admit that they have at least one wish or desire to change something about their life. What may be strange is the number of people who don’t make any type of move to change this one thing. The number one reason for not attaining a certain goal is often lack of motivation.

There are some people who would say this is a lack of effort – not working ‘hard enough’ as opposed to a lack of motivation – not “wanting it enough”. Let’s take a look at some reasons why people don’t put the needed amount of effort into making  lifestyle changes.

  1. In order to make any type of change in your life you need to have a good reason to do so. Having a goal is wonderful but the reason you have to reach that goal is probably more important. Without a strong, motivating reason, you might just give up on that change when the going gets tough.
  2. Setting too large of a goal. Weight loss is a perfect example here. If you need to lose 70 pounds don’t focus on the total amount. Instead, if you set smaller goals of 7 pounds per month, or 2 pounds per week, you will find that you can stay on track better. If you meet this goal faster than one month, celebrate a little, and then just keep on going. If you are struggling or lose a little less then don’t give up, just refocus and set your next monthly goal at 5 pounds.
  3. Having a vision of what you want is a great way to stay motivated. This is why many people recommend keeping track of your goals. This can be done in various ways depending upon your goal. Keep photos and images of your progress using a vision board. You could also keep a journal or blog – physical or electronic – of your journey. This way you can see what you are struggling with and what you are accomplishing.
  4. No support network is another reason why many people don’t continue the effort to change their lives. Getting the support from family and friends can really make a world of difference to your goals.

If you put these four factors into practice you will find that you have both the drive and commitment to finally make those lifestyle changes you have dreamed about.