Many times we are eager to punish ourselves when we think we have failed. I have learned over the years we need to reward ourselves for our accomplishments and punish ourselves less. We all fail. The trick is to get back up and continue to try. And to reward our successes!
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I like to think of every healthy thing I do as a gift to myself. Instead of looking at working out, eating a salad, or drinking water as punishment, I think of it as my reward! Is a cheeseburger at the end of a good week really a reward or is that the real punishment??
Compete with a partner for "prizes" and get motivated for early morning gym
In order to motivate ourselves to hit the gym every morning before work myself and my girlfriend have set up a reward and punishment system.
We track this by using a spreadsheet but you could easily use paper & pen.
For example, if someone makes an excuse not to go one morning then it's a penalty point and a forfeit like doing the washing up. You should chose an appropriate punishment in advance - it should be something that will motivate you enough to get out of bed. Points are rewarded by treats each 3 months
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