Got motivation?

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Got motivation?

  1. 1. Got motivation?A guide to harnessing your motivation to getin shape, using behavior design principals.
  2. 2. Reasons for motivation highsAfter surveying college students, I foundmany common instances during which peoplewere more motivated to exercise, when theyhadn’t previously had a habit of exercising.In the next few slides, I’ll tell you about a fewof them and then show you which one is mosteffective.
  3. 3. Social PressureStudents were more likely to run or exercise iftheir friends invited them to join.This was a great way to spend time with eachother and also reduced the ability of eitherstudent to skip their workout.
  4. 4. Fear of FailureIf a student signs up for a race or a class,that provides motivation to exercise,because if the student didn’t exercise,he/she would “fail” when competing orgoing to the class.
  5. 5. Health ShockOne example of motivation occurred whensomeone I surveyed had a doctor’sappointment that unearthed surprisingnegative results.This also created motivation because theresults could be counteracted throughexercise.
  6. 6. Start OverThe chance to start over motivates manypeople at least once a year. Around thetime that New Year’s Resolutions are made,gyms are full and people exercising aremuch more commonly seen.
  7. 7. Start OverThe chance to start over motivates manypeople at least once a year. Around thetime that New Year’s Resolutions are made,gyms are full and people exercising aremuch more commonly seen.
  8. 8. Enjoying SuccessWhen someone “succeeds” at exercisingseveral times in a row and sees an effect,he/she is MUCH more likely to continueexercising.And this is the motivation wave that I’mgoing to talk about!
  9. 9. Success creates further success! Now how can we harness that?
  10. 10. How does success help? Finish StartMotivation doesn’t work like this…
  11. 11. How does success help? Finish StartIt works like this!
  12. 12. The CycleEach cycle involves:1) Setting a very achievable goal2) Working to accomplish it3) Succeeding!4) Starting a new cycle
  13. 13. The CycleUsing this path of motivation ensuresthat your motivation won’t fizzle out.10 minutes a day for a year is far moreeffective than 2 hours a day for a week.
  14. 14. Try it out!Now see how this could apply to yourlife. Are there any physical challengesyou’ve been wanting to do?Give this a try and set yourself up tosucceed. You might be successful inharnessing a motivation wave!

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