As anyone who's ever tried to go on a diet (or make some healthy healthy lifestyle adaptation) can tell you, staying motivated ins't easy. Psychiatrist Srini Pillay, MD, discussed with Harvard Health Publications how stressing about your goals can actually negatively impact your motivation.

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Pillay also discusses the two types of motivation: hedonia and eudaimonia. While hedonia is based on the superficial, like wanting to lose weight, eduaimonia gives you a better sense of fulfilmment and purpose, ultimately making it easier to stay motivated. Find out more about to connect your goals to eudaimonia to stay on track in this short video.

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