By Abigail L. CuffeyMake Healthy Habits StickWhether your goal is to exercise regularly or eat more vegetables, it can become second nature- you just need a little help. To stay on track…
Use visual cues. If you want to wear sunscreen every day but keep forgetting, keep a bottle next to your makeup and another near the door, says Meg Selig, licensed professional counselor and author of Changepower! 37 Secrets to Habit Change Success. If you're trying to eat more fruit, keep some in a bowl on your kitchen counter so you'll be more likely to reach for it.
Get inspired. Reading success stories of people who've accomplished whatever you're striving for-say, becoming a triathlete or losing major pounds-reminds you that your goals are really achievable, says Pauline Wallin, PhD, psychologist and author of Taming Your Inner Brat. If weight loss is your goal, check out the transformations series at WomansDay.com/Transformations.
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