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The One Hack You Need to Keep Your Motivation

This post is part of my 10-week Just a Girl with Goals series. Big goals are good things to have; it gives you something to work towards.  What if you’ve made a goal so big that you’re having a hard time motivating yourself to get started and/or keep going? Perhaps everything was going well for a few weeks, but then your motivation started to slip. Then bad habits started creeping back up. What you need is a fresh boost of motivation! I have just the thing for you. Think of it as a motivational hack. It’s all about setting mini goals that you can reach quickly. Here’s what will happen when you reach each mini-goal along the way. It Makes You Feel Successful It feels good when you reach a goal, doesn’t it? It’s internal positive reinforcement and encouragement. You…

Do You Bribe Yourself with Rewards Along the Way? You Should!

Let’s be honest. When you have a big goal you are trying to accomplish, it can sometimes be hard to stay motivated about it for weeks and months to come. And sometimes we have goals that we aren’t even excited about in the first place, like becoming more active and exercising at least a few times a week. What do you do to keep going and stay motivated to lace up those running shoes each day? Your bribe yourself along the way. Think about what would motivate you as a reward. Maybe it’s a fun new workout gear to wear on your workouts. I always say, “when you look good, you feel good!” Or maybe it’s a cheat day after sticking to your workout plan consistently for a few weeks. However, be careful about food rewards if losing weight or…

January Goals

We’re 11 days into the new year and although I haven’t shared my monthly goals with you yet, that does NOT mean I haven’t been working on them. Because I have. Yesterday on Instagram that my theme will be a “Better Me”. I am focusing on all things that will make me a better woman: SMART goals, de-cluttering my life, self-care, a healthier lifestyle, etc. Last month I started a SMART Goals series called, “Just a Girl with Goals”. I will be continuing the series through the year, so if you really want to crush some goals this year, sign up for my SMART Goals newsletter below. Let’s get to this recap of last month and my goals for this month. My goals for last month were simple because I knew I would be taking a vacation to visit the…

Reach Your Goals by Taking It One Week at a Time

Did you make a big New Year’s Resolution or big goal this year? Maybe it was to finally lose those 30 extra pounds. Maybe it was to finally quit smoking or pay down your credit card debt. Maybe it was to finally start your own business and become your own boss. We tend to make big resolutions at the beginning of the year. And why not, we have an entire year to complete them. That may sound like a good thing at first, but a few days in you realize that that’s a pretty big goal. And a year is a long time. Sticking to a low-calorie diet for an entire year sounds daunting, doesn’t it? And how about not being able to go out to eat or get your nails done for an entire year so you can use…

Major Key to Staying on Track: Measuring Your Progress

In the past two weeks, I shared reasons why you shouldn’t think of your goals as resolutions and how your goals are just dreams if they have no end date. Continuing on this #Girlwithgoals series, today I’ll be sharing one of the major keys to staying on track with your goals. It’s measuring your progress along the way. One of the reasons we’re all bad about sticking to our goals is because we don’t see big results right away. It doesn’t matter if you’re trying to lose weight, pay off credit cards or quit smoking. We stick with the program for a few weeks and then start to lose steam and motivation. It takes a lot to keep going and it isn’t easy to change our habits for the better. What we need to stay on track is a little motivation.…