Motivation is not constant.
Some mornings you jump out of bed for a morning run. Others you can barely drag yourself out from beneath the covers to make a cup of coffee.
Your best defense against these motivational dips is an SOS plan. Your Motivation SOS Plan will be another tool for long-term success.
A Motivation SOS plan has 3 parts:
This describes what you do (or don't do) when your motivation starts to dwindle. You might:
This identifies how you know the warning sign is a problem -- a red flag (if it wasn't a problem, it would probably be green).
For example, you may forget a single weigh-in if you hit the snooze button one too many times (it happens). But if you miss three weigh-ins in a row, this should be a red flag that there's something deeper going on.
This outlines what action you'll take to prevent your slip from becoming a slide.
Either you can initiate this action (if you're extremely self-aware) or your Goal Specialist can start the ball rolling (if you need a little extra support and accountability).
For instance, here are some sample actions:
Putting the warning sign, danger zone and reaction all together, here are some examples of Motivation SOS plans.
Warning sign: I stop weighing myself.
Danger zone: I skip two weigh-ins in a row.
Reaction: I let my Goal Specialist know that I need some extra support.
Warning sign: I stop logging my meals.
Danger zone: I only log one meal or snack per day.
Reaction: I ask my Goal Specialist to help me create an action plan to check-in at a specific time each day.
Warning sign: I distance myself from the app.
Danger zone: I miss a check-in with my Goal Specialist.
Reaction: The Noom team will email me to help me reconnect with her.
Got it? Good. Now it's time to create your own.
Fill in the blanks to come up with your personal Motivation SOS plan. When you finish, we'll put it in action - in the coming days, the Noom team will reach out when you find yourself falling off and need some extra motivation and support!
Warning sign: I know I am falling off when ____.
Danger zone: I am in the danger zone if this happens ____ days in a row.
Reaction: When this happens, the #NoomNerds should...
All there's left to do is to "Commit" to your SOS plan. Once you do, we'll turn it on.
That way, you will be equipped with the best plan to take action and help you get back on track if ever you slip into the danger zone!