Staying motivated isn’t magic. There isn’t a “motivation pill” you can take every morning that activates your motivation. So what do you do when you’re feeling unmotivated?
There are times when we hit roadblocks or complications. Whether you’re having a bad day, feeling frazzled at work, or just don’t know where to get going, it’s important to establish your “why.”
Your why is the purpose behind what you’re working toward. Clearly identifying your why will help you stay motivated during those difficult days and continue to progress toward your personal goals.
Today, use a few moments to consider your why–your purpose–for why you’re accomplishing something.
Once you determine your why, scribble it down on a sticky note and stick it somewhere you’ll notice it every day, like your nightstand or bathroom mirror. When you’re feeling lost or unenthusiastic, think about your why and let that inspire you to continue meeting your goals.
What’s your goal? Lose weight? Gain fitness? Change your eating habits?
Defining goals is a fundamental piece of the healthy habits we teach at Farrell’s Minneapolis. Experience it for yourself during a free week with us.
How to Stay Motivated After Setting Goals
Now that you’ve settled on your why, here are some fantastic tips to help you stay energized to achieve your goals!
Make it Part of Your Routine
This seems easy, but creating new practices can be challenging. It takes about a month to develop a habit. Regardless of your goal, make time to chip away at it daily.
If you want to work out first thing, schedule it on your calendar. If you want to plan your meals every Sunday, pencil it in your planner. With three weeks of consistency, it will become a piece of your everyday routine.
Keep it Straightforward
Break your goals into smaller, more achievable tasks. As an example, if you want to complete a marathon, you initiate training by running one mile a day–not 26!
Follow this same technique every time to set a new goal. Reduce it into easier tasks that will lead you to the last goal.
Make it Exciting
There’s no reason you can’t like the process! Having an enjoyable time is not your opponent–actually, it can be a fantastic motivator. Take the time to be grateful for your work.
With all new challenges, you will learn and grow along the way. And if your assignments are extremely difficult, treat yourself once you’ve completed them!
Keep the Finish Line in Mind
Create a mental picture of yourself accomplishing your goals: What does it resemble? How do you feel in that moment?
Visualization is a strong mechanism that can help keep you focused and energized while working toward your objective. It’s a very helpful approach when your assignments are difficult.
Take constant action daily–even if you’re not in the mood. Some days you may take massive action, while other days you might take not as much action. That’s OK! The important part is to remain consistent.
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