Why Motivation Doesn’t Make Lasting Changes
Each week I review articles in four categories: fat loss, nutrition, strength training and health and wellness, giving you the Just Go Tips from each article to save you time and help you take action.
Why Motivation Doesn’t Make Lasting Changes by Dr. Brooke
In this article on motivation Dr. Brooke’s discusses her belief in mindfulness over motivation, specifically in regards to habit change and becoming more aware of the actions that have led to our current results.
How do you actually make a lasting change in your life? By changing your habits. It’s a simple idea, but nonetheless can be difficult to actually implement.
You can go directly to the article by clicking here. My Just Go Tips from the article as well as my thoughts about it can be found below.
Just Go Tips
- Once per day take a few moments to be mindful. Simply observe what you are doing and how you are feeling. This can help you stay in the moment, clear your head and think about what is really important.
- Find out what the triggers are for your bad habits. Why do you do the things you do? What actions lead to your bad habits? When you find out what your triggers are you can work on changing them, one at a time.
When it comes to making a change in your life – a lasting, permanent change – habits are everything.
The more mainstream this can become the better. We may know about habit change, but until we actually fully grasp this concept we’ll never make the necessary changes to get what we want.
Sure, we need to be motivated to make positive changes in our life, but if we want to make changes that last we’ll need much more than a motivational quote from time to time (I love motivational quotes, but they’re just a start).
Mindfulness, which is what we really need to practice, is just about paying attention. What is happening in this moment and why?
What should you do next? Just go!
Choose something you can apply to your life and take action. What have you got to lose?
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