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Tips for motivation

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  • Message 1. 

    Posted by Ralphstarbreaker (U2176371) on Saturday, 10th July 2010

    Write a list of pro's and a list of con's for the behaviour you want to change. Then do a list of pro's and a list of con's for the behaviour you want to change to. If your list of con's seems longer than the pro's, try using a points system to analyse their importance.

    When you are convinced you want to make the change, make a card with the con's of the old behaviour and the pro's of the new, and put it somewhere that is going to be visible to you; on a cupboard, on the fridge, on the front door?

    You can also make a contract with yourself; set SMART goals - Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time-scaled. This will act as an objective measure of whether you have achieved your aim or whether further adjustments are appropriate.

    Also, remember that if you lapse the time to resume your new behaviour is not tomorrow; it's ASAP. Look at it as a learning experience.

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    Posted by George (U2217669) on Sunday, 11th July 2010

    I really couldn't be bothered with that. I've got a life to get on with and I'll manage it the best as I can without making lists....

    Currently, I'm trying to descide what's for lunch.

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    Posted by Ralphstarbreaker (U2176371) on Thursday, 15th July 2010

    I appreciate this isn't going to be right for everyone; it's only one suggestion, but a number of approaches tends to improve the opportunities for success.

    How'd you get on deciding on lunch? Maybe you could do a meal plan of options for the week? smiley - smiley

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