Whatever your reason for setting a goal that will lead you to a healthier lifestyle, positive thinking can help you get there.
Too often we think of the path to our goal as something negative. For instance, if your goal is weight loss, you may be thinking of the desserts or snacks you will be giving up. Instead, focus on the benefits of weight loss. You will have lower cholesterol and better blood pressure readings; you will look and feel better.
If your goal is to stop smoking, instead of focusing on the nicotine cravings you are dealing with, think about gaining a longer and healthier life, having better smelling breath, and being able to taste the subtle flavors of foods.
Focusing on positive outcomes instead of thinking of what you are denying yourself will help you maintain your motivation and get you to your goal.