Find An Accountability Partner

The Hawthorne Effect, or Observer Effect is a phenomenon that occurs in which ‘individuals modify an aspect of their behaviour in response to their awareness of being observed.’ In research terms, worker productivity has been seen to improve when workers know they are being observed.⁣ ⁣ How does this equate to health & fitness?⁣ One tool we use for some clients looking to improve their nutrition is the use of a photo food diary.⁣ ⁣ This requires the client to send a photo to us of everything they consume throughout the day. Every tea and coffee, glass of water, snack and meal etc. Literally everything.⁣ ⁣ This requires no extra effort (except for shooting a photo and sending a text) and we make it clear that you don’t have to change your diet at all.⁣ ⁣ But what we’ve seen is large improvements in a clients eating and drinking habits (especially with snacking!). It helps you become more mindful of what you’re about to eat and it leads to you making more thoughtful food choices without intending to. ⁣ ⁣ If you have someone that is going to see every single thing you put into your body for a week, two weeks, or indefinitely, would you change the way you ate? Probably.⁣ ⁣ This can be used for training as well.⁣ If you could find someone to tell how many steps you took, what exercise you did and if you moved a little closer to your health and fitness goals every day, I’m sure you’d be a lot more consistent.⁣ ⁣ You could do this for sleep, recovery, stretching, meditating, cold showers… anything you want to start and/or improve upon.⁣ ⁣ I highly recommend finding an accountability partner that you can work with to keep you on track. It may work best if you’re working as each other’s accountability partner. If you can’t find one, message us about what you want to do, and we will happily be yours.⁣ ⁣ #one22 #thehawthorneeffect #accountabilitypartner


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