Being motivated isn’t magic. There isn’t a “motivation pill” you can swallow every morning that activates your motivation. So what do you do when you’re feeling unmotivated?
There are weeks when we experience roadblocks or holdups. Whether you’re experiencing a bad day, feeling frazzled at work, or simply don’t know where to get going, it’s crucial to define your “why.”
Your why is the purpose behind what you’re working toward. Clearly identifying your why will help you stay motivated during those tough days and continue to work toward your own goals.
Today, use a few moments to ponder your why–your focus–for why you’re accomplishing something.
Once you determine your why, write it down on a scrap of paper and keep it in a place you’ll spot it daily, like your nightstand or bathroom mirror. When you’re feeling lost or uninspired, ponder your why and let that drive you to continue reaching your goals.
What’s your goal? Lose weight? Add fitness? Overhaul your eating habits?
Defining goals is an important piece of the healthy lifestyle we teach at Farrell’s Bloomington. See it for yourself during a free week with us.
How to Stay Motivated After Finalizing Goals
Now that you’ve decided your why, here are some great tips to help you remain working to reach your goals!
Make it Part of Your Schedule
This appears simple, but making new practices can be challenging. It takes three weeks to develop a habit. Regardless of your goal, make time to work on it every day.
If you want to exercise in the morning, schedule it on your calendar. If you want to meal plan every Sunday, write it in your planner. With three weeks of following it, it will become a piece of your everyday routine.
Keep it Simple
Break your goals into smaller, more manageable tasks. For example, if you want to complete a marathon, you begin training by running one mile a day–not 26!
Follow this same technique every time to make a new goal. Reduce it into easier objectives that will lead you to the final goal.
Make it Enjoyable
There’s no reason you can’t like the process! Having a good time is not your foe–in fact, it can be a great energizer. Make time to to appreciate your work.
With all new responsibilities, you will learn and grow during the journey. And if your tasks are extremely difficult, treat yourself once you’ve finished them!
Visualize the Finish Line
Make a mental image of yourself completing your goals: What does it appear like? How do you feel in that moment?
Creating a mental picture is a powerful mechanism that can help keep you on schedule and motivated while working toward your objective. It’s a particularly useful method when your work is difficult.
Take constant action every day–even if you don’t want to. Some days you may take massive action, while other days you might take a lesser amount of action. That’s OK! The important part is to stay consistent.
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