Earlier this week we talked about why it’s important to be accountable to yourself. But luckily, you don’t have to do it all alone! We always suggest finding another person or a group of people that can not only help you keep your goals, but that you can help in turn! Today we’re talking about accountability partners and why they’re important.
Just like it takes a village to raise a child, sometimes it takes a village to transform your life. When you have a team of supporters around you, achieving your goals can be even easier. Doing things like group meal prep, morning walks with friends, or even a Facebook group dedicated to your goals is a great way to get support from others and in turn support them.
One big way having an accountability partner can help is by providing gentle, positive encouragement! Often times we can fall into negative self-talk when trying to support ourselves. This isn’t healthy and should be corrected, but having someone else to encourage you can help create an example! It also helps having support on the outside because we often view ourselves more harshly than others might.
When supporting other people, it’s important to give encouragement often. Gentle reminders of goals can also be huge when helping other people succeed! Just be sure to not fall into the habit of nagging or trying to accomplish their goals for them. After all, the responsibility of transforming their life relies solely on them!
WAYS TO SUPPORT
Here are some more ways to support your accountability partner!
-Share your favorite healthy recipes with them.
-Offer to babysit their kids while they workout. Then they can do the same for you, too!
-Gift them a goodie basket full of workout supplies.
-Be clear on their goals and understand what they are trying to accomplish.
-Just listen! Sometimes people just need to vent their frustrations or struggles. Transformations aren’t always going to be 100% positive.
We’re all in this together! You don’t have to do it alone. For more support and positivity, subscribe to the blog and check out our Facebook page! That would be a great place to find an accountability partner for yourself.