Remind yourself that healthy living is a long-term project. Make realistic choices of what you can reasonably expect of yourself. To accomplish that, most people need to be answerable to someone.
Make yourself accountable. Unless you already have strong motivation and can truly make changes on your own, team up with someone. And make it someone whom you’d hate to disappoint and who will say, “But you said . . .”
Schedule answerable times—and I suggest weekly. For more than 30 years I’ve had an accountability partner, and we meet weekly for mutual growth and encouragement. When either of us promises to accomplish something by the next meeting, we make ourselves liable to fulfill that commitment.
I want to be healthy and productive,
so I choose someone to help me be responsible.