how to feel more supported on your journey
You know how errands often feel less daunting or, dare we say, fun when a friend or loved one tags along? It’s true of your weight-loss journey, too—especially during the festive season. Pick your person, then tap these hacks.
Let’s dive a little deeper…
Imagine this: You decided to stick with veggie appetisers at your family party when your spouse or mum hands you a plate of fried everything. If suddenly the crudités platter seems less appealing and you abandon your plan, it’s not just you!
The people we spend time with are a big part of our environment, and our environment plays a big role in what we do. So involving friends and family in your journey—like sharing your buffet strategy ahead of the holiday party or which days you want to hit the gym with them—is huge because it can help them help you. Research even shows those who get the most support from friends and family lose more weight.
Beyond that support, sharing your journey is a great way to connect and foster a positive relationship with those you love. And that’s something many of us could use during this food-filled and sometimes-stressful festive season. Plus, those good vibes can spill over and make the parts of your journey that you approach solo (like tracking) feel easier too.