Doc Talk 213 – Accountability Buddies

It can be tough to make a health behaviour change. Many people find that having the support of a friend or family member to help hold them accountable can make all the difference

There are a number of principles from behavioural economics (such as future discounting) which explain why we often don’t achieve our goals.

Keeping a journal, or using some other form of commitment device can be helpful.

Finding an accountability buddy can be hard, especially during lockdowns for COVID-19.

The good news is that there are a number of dedicated websites and apps, including GetMotivatedBuddies. These can help you find an accountability buddy wherever you live.

Learn more about what an accountability buddy can do for you and how to make the best of this relationship by clicking above to listen again.

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