Are you trying to start something new or change your behaviour in some way? If so, you’ll know about the effort involved, and how much energy, enthusiasm and will power are needed. When we try to change our behaviour, particularly our health-related behaviour, it’s really important to have the right type of support.
This is where your ‘tribe’ can help: having people on your side who can help with new health-related behaviour, who support and encourage you, who help you reach your goals, and who won’t pull you backwards.
Perhaps you’re trying to do less of something, or more of something. Some people around you might try to get you to go back to your old ways:
“Just one glass of wine won’t hurt…”
“Don’t bother going for a walk, it’s so dull.”
“Why are you always trying to learn new stuff? What’s the point?”
If this is the case, think about what sort of support you would like instead: who is going to support you and remind you why you wanted to change in the first place?
Who is going to congratulate you when you reach your goals? Who is going to listen when you are finding it tough? They don’t have to be with you physically, just in spirit – and perhaps at the end of a phone or video call when needed.
Surround yourself with people who want you to stick it out. They are your tribe and they will ultimately help you achieve what you set out to do.
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