Our surroundings play a key role in shaping our motivation and willpower.
We should keep in mind that we normally choose what is easy for us, instead of what is good for us. For example: If we have a stock of chilled beer lying in the fridge, we are more likely to drink it rather than having something healthy.
When it comes to motivation-especially for health and fitness goals-being an "inny" or an "outy" can make all the difference. The "inny" I'm talking about is "intrinsic motivation," or a drive to achieve that comes from inside a person and isn't motivated by external rewards.
Break a habit. Achieve a goal. Transform your life. At one time or another, most of us have embarked on an effort to change some part of ourselves or our lives. We've decided to stop smoking, to start saving, to drop a few pounds, or to get a new job.
Remember at the beginning of the year, you made New Year's resolutions to stop smoking, lose weight, exercise more, think positively? And then remember how easy it was to slide back into old patterns about six days later? Why is it so hard to stick to your goals? Because change is big.