We’ve all been there. You set your New Year’s resolutions with the best intentions, full of energy and determination. But as the year goes on, life throws its curveballs, and suddenly, your motivation starts to wane. Sound familiar? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. Setbacks are a natural part of any journey towards better health and wellness. The key is not to let them derail your progress.  

Here are some strategies to help you stay motivated and overcome setbacks along the way. 

Acknowledge and accept  

First things first, it’s essential to acknowledge that setbacks happen to everyone. Whether it’s missing a workout, indulging in a few too many treats, or facing unexpected challenges, setbacks are a normal part of the journey. Instead of beating yourself up over them, accept them as a natural part of the process. Remember, it’s not about perfection; it’s about progress. 

Set realistic goals  

One common reason for losing motivation is setting unrealistic goals. Be honest with yourself about what you can achieve within your current circumstances. Break your goals down into smaller, more manageable steps, and celebrate each milestone along the way. This will help you stay motivated and focused, even when the end goal feels far away. 

Find what motivates you  

Motivation can be elusive, especially when faced with obstacles. Take some time to reflect on what truly motivates you. Is it the desire to feel healthier and more energetic? The satisfaction of achieving a personal best? Or the support and encouragement of friends and family? Whatever it is, use it as fuel to keep pushing forward, even on the toughest days. And, remember, Multiply rewards you for reaching specific goals. Could that be an extra incentive to stay committed? 

Practice self-compassion  

When setbacks occur, it’s easy to be hard on yourself. But you’re only human; it’s okay to slip up from time to time. Instead of dwelling on your mistakes, practice self-compassion. Treat yourself with kindness and understanding, just as you would a friend facing a similar challenge. This will help you bounce back stronger and more determined than ever.  

Seek support 

You don’t have to go it alone. You can access a supportive network of like-minded individuals through Multiply Connect, our dedicated Facebook community exclusively for Multiply members. So, when setbacks occur, remember to lean on your Multiply Connect community for the support you need to keep moving forward. Joining is easy— click here to find your tribe.  

Remember, setbacks are temporary, but your determination is enduring. Stay the course, stay resilient, and don’t lose your stride.