Here are 12 great articles that the Motivate Collective found and put together to help you keep your clients moving forward.

1. Is “Eating Just Enough” The Same As “80% Full?” - Georgie Fear

An explanation of why the “eat until you are 80% full” rule is commonly confusing and ineffective and gives a more flexible and practical solution.

2. Six Healthy Habits You’re Already Doing (And Don’t Even Know It) - Precision Nutrition

Lots of people think that becoming healthier has to involve a complete overhaul of your life, and therefore feel overwhelmed before they even start. But actually, there are probably a few things you are already doing that are healthy habits. Simply expand upon those and you will be well on your way to building a healthier life.

3. One Research-Backed Way to Effectively Manage Your Stressful and Busy Schedule - James Clear

Daily and long term stressful experiences often seem like hassles to endure, or as if they are out of our control. Interestingly, it has been shown that when we connect our day-to-day actions with our personal values, we mentally and biologically improve our ability to deal with stress! Small events and obstacles that may sometimes seem overwhelming can become moments of meaning and an expressions of our values. Journaling these values and events are one way to begin the process of stress relief.

4. Three Questions To Ask Yourself When You Fail - Vanessa Naylon

There is a learning opportunity in every failure as long as you take a moment to reflect on what went wrong. Three questions you can ask include: looking at why you wanted to change in the first place, if the change was actually in your control, and if you set up a team of support to help you along the way.

5. How to use Mind Body Scans to Actually Stop Snacking - Georgie Fear

Most people can empathize with emotional eating, or eating when they’re not hungry. This short article talks about how to use the practice of emotional scanning as a way to check in with why that urge to eat without thought keeps showing up. There’s no secret one-stop answer here - the solution IS the questions you ask yourself and in the self-investigation and care that you allow.

6. What Does it Mean When Client Engagement Drops? (Video) - Coach Stevo

Client engagement drops at regular intervals, typically 3, 7 and 9 weeks; it is natural and is not your fault as a coach. The cycle is called habit hangover. A great way to help clients reengage is to discuss with them how habit hangover works. This will help them understand that disengagement is not a failure and will help them reconnect.

7. A Gym Culture Shift: Stop Shaming and Start Welcoming - Marc Halpern

Basic reminder of gym etiquette. Friendly ways to support the January newbies.

8. This Is Your Space: How to Bring Passion Back to Your Training - Colm O’Reilly

How to stay passionate and keep the drive alive. The value of community, having fun, and reviewing the progress we have already made.

9. Self Care in Shitty Situations - Kristin Laine Newman

Developing habits of positive thinking have their place, but developing habits of owning the bad situations in life can also be helpful. Sometime life throws a situation at you that knocks you off your track and derails you from achieving your goals. Society encourages us to put on “a happy face” and have a positive attitude. However, sometimes, acknowledging the negative, embracing it, and owning it is a useful step in making you stronger in the long run, and getting yourself back on track more quickly.

10. A Nutrition Plan That Works - Marc Halpern

Strategies for finding a meal plan that works for you.

11. Feedback Loops: How to Master the Invisible Hand That Shapes Our Lives - James Clear

“Feedback loops provide people with information about their actions in real time, then give them a chance to change those actions, pushing them toward better behaviors.” - Thomas Goetz. In this post, James Clear describes how we can use feedback loops to moderate bad habits or build good habits.

12. The Only Habits That Matter: Are You Doing Them? - Vanessa Naylon

When you know you need to make a change, the number of choices and “should”s in the world can overwhelm you. It can feel difficult to know what exactly to try next. Let’s talk about the top five things you should be working on. But… There’s no list here, because you haven’t written it yet.

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