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Recognizing the meaning behind your motivation will help you stick with your health goals — Even when times get tough. Learn five do's and don'ts for staying motivated.
What motivates people often varies, but to create a level of inspiration that will stick, you need to get clear on your values. Ask yourself: "What are some things that make my life complete? What gives me meaning?" Then ask yourself why. Recognizing the meaning behind your motivation will help you stick with your health goals — even when times get tough.
Not all strategies you might use to motivate yourself are actually helpful. Consider the following do's and don'ts of staying motivated:
Now that you know how to boost motivation, don't throw in the towel when a roadblock arises. For example, if you miss a workout because you had to work late, look for ways to exercise when you get home — take a walk after dinner or do a few yoga poses in the living room. Coming up with solutions and facing challenges with positivity will help you stay the course, no matter what comes your way.
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