How to Stay Motivated Across the Seven Dimensions of Wellness

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Practice Goal Setting and Keep a Schedule

Happiness is what happens when you make meaningful progress toward an important goal. So what do you do if you don’t have any important goals? Being healthy is probably the most important thing in your life. As the saying goes, if you don’t have your health, you don’t have anything. So if you need a goal and can’t find one, focusing on your health is a great place to start. And as you get healthier, you’ll probably find other goals you want to pursue as well.

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Focus Helps You Stay Motivated

Improving your mental habits can help with workout motivation. Exercise does more than just burn calories and body sculpting. It also improves your mood and energy level, which makes it easier to get and stay motivated.

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Seek Social Support

We, humans, are social animals, so we work better when we feel like we are part of a team. We also tend to specialize. Our support network gives us access to people who have skills that can help us. Check-in with the most important people in your life on a regular basis, so when you need each other, you’ll both be ready.

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Take Baby Steps

Having a plan is the key to staying motivated. It doesn’t have to be complicated, or even big. It can be as simple as getting up and doing five minutes of exercise every day. Many people advocate just trying to be 1% better every day. When you’re only making small changes, it’s easier to forgive yourself when you make a mistake. Forgiveness is an important key to learning how to stay motivated.

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