Motivation: Snowball your way to success…

Motivation: Snowball your way to success…

 

No, this is not some new winter sport.

It’s a very simple and SUPER effective motivation technique using the power of momentum.

When you use the snowball motivation technique to create change, you start out with a tiny action that is easy to achieve. When you consistently achieve that action for a week, it increases your self-belief and confidence in yourself, then when you add on another small action it is easy to achieve because you have a history of completing your commitments to yourself.

The problem with huge changes.

One of the biggest problems with massive life changes is that it encourages the All or Nothing mindset which is not conducive to long term success.  This is where you go hammer and tongs for a few days then fall off the wagon and stop completely, until you gird yourself to go at it like crazy again.  Using the snowball change seems slow at first, but you will quite quickly gain momentum from your simple changes. And they will last because they are so easy.

When you gain momentum, you are using the energy of the achievement of the first simple change to help propel you forward. You are also changing your lifestyle one thing at a time by adding in a new healthy habit. When you add in a new healthy habit, and focus on that, you are positively and proactively focussed, rather than when you commit to stop something, which is negatively focussed. When you add in enough small, healthy habits, you will eventually crowd out your old unhealthy ones, and they will simply fall away.

 

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Here’s how to do it…

  1. Decide on ONE area you’d like to improve. Fitness, nutrition, strength, flexibility, relaxation, etc.
  2. Start with a ridiculously small action that you can easily commit to daily.  eg: 3 deep breaths at lunch time, 1 hamstring stretch when I get out of bed each morning, Eat two vegetables each day.
  3. Do that action each day for a week or more until it is so easy you barely even think about it.
  4. Expand that action by adding on something else small.
  5. Repeat till you’re slim, sexy and smiling!

Test it out!

Got questions? Hit me up!
Or test it out and let me know how you go.

Comments (2)

  1. Great tips! I always want to jump straight into a new lifestyle change and definitely fall victim to the all or nothing thinking. Slow and steady wins the race. Love reading your blog and look forward to reading more 🙂

    • Thanks Jenna. I’m so glad that you’re enjoying the posts. Definitely slow & steady wins the race! 🙂

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