Is to stop saying “I will” and start asking “will I?”
“I will” implies requirement. You end up doing it only because you should do.
“Will I?” implies choice. You end up doing it only because you want to.
Research shows that simply asking ourselves “Will I go the gym?” is significantly more motivating than saying to ourselves “I will go to the gym”.
“Will I go to the gym?” engages the part of us that is motivated to go from within.
“I will go to gym” shuts the door on that very part from coming through.
If you want to change long-term, step 1 is to find the part inside of you that wants it.
Step 2, however, is all about giving it a choice to keep on coming back.