How is 2014 going for you so far? Are your resolutions wavering any? Here's how to get the new year back on track (or keep up the momentum):
Let it go. Whenever I'm trying to achieve a new goal, and I have set backs (read I get sucked into other projects I don't need to do or a Netflix marathon), I have to stop the vicious guilt cycle and just let it go. Letting the set back go gives me permission to get back on track. Yeah sure I may have lost a couple of days, but that's ok because I'm going to get started again. It really can be that simple.
Visualize. I've also really gotten into visualizing the person I want to be and how that translates into daily living. If a habit I'm trying to break doesn't fit that overall image of the self I want to be, then it is easier to distance myself from that behavior and encourage myself to engage in the behaviors that fit.
Find new sources of motivation. I love to learn. It's how I grow and keep refining my life. I'm always open to the next outlet, whether it be a blog or a podcast, to help me be a better me. To help you discover something new I've added a sign-up, so you can receive virtual cupcakes in your email (one a week or so). This way you can indulge in more living and not the fleeting comfort of food. Who knows you may even come across a life tip that sets you on a whole new path.