Motivation isn’t magic. There isn’t a “motivation pill” you can eat every day that activates your motivation. So what do you do when you’re feeling stuck?
There are times when we experience barriers or complications. Whether you’re going through a horrible day, stressed out at work, or merely don’t know where to start, it’s crucial to determine your “why.”
Your why is the objective behind what you’re working toward. Clearly defining your why will help you stay energized during those tough periods and continue to work toward your own goals.
Today, take some time to ponder your why–your purpose–for why you’re accomplishing something.
Once you establish your why, scribble it down on a piece of paper and keep it in an area you’ll spot it every day, like your nightstand or bathroom mirror. When you’re feeling adrift or unmotivated, ponder your why and let that motivate you to persist in achieving your goals.
What’s your goal? Drop weight? Add fitness? Revamp your eating habits?
Setting goals is a fundamental part of the healthy lifestyle we teach at Farrell’s Omaha. See it for yourself during a free week with us.
How to Remain Motivated After Determining Goals
Now that you’ve decided your why, here are some fantastic tips to help you remain working to achieve your goals!
Make it Part of Your Routine
This appears easy, but establishing new practices can be difficult. It takes about a month to make a habit. Regardless of your goal, make time to chip away at it daily.
If you want to exercise in the morning, schedule it on your calendar. If you want to plan your meals every Sunday, add it in your datebook. With three weeks of consistency, it will become a part of your everyday routine.
Keep it Easy
Divide your goals into smaller, more manageable actions. For example, if you want to complete a marathon, you begin training by running one mile a day–not 26!
Use this same method every time to set a new goal. Break it down into smaller objectives that will lead you to the last goal.
Make it Fun
There’s no reason you can’t have fun during the process! Having an enjoyable time is not your opponent–in fact, it can be a great motivator. Take the time to acknowledge your work.
With all new responsibilities, you will learn and grow during the journey. And if your work is extremely difficult, pamper yourself once you’ve finished them!
Think About the Finish Line
Create a mental image of yourself completing your goals: What does it resemble? How do you feel in that moment?
Creating a mental picture is a powerful aid that can help keep you on schedule and inspired while working toward your goal. It’s an especially helpful method when your work is difficult.
Take consistent action every day–even if you don’t want to. Some days you may take a lot of action, while other days you might take a lesser amount of action. That’s OK! The important part is to keep consistent.
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