Motivation isn’t magic. There isn’t a “motivation pill” you can take every morning that initiates your motivation. So what do you do when you’re feeling stuck?
There are times when we experience roadblocks or holdups. Whether you’re going through a no-good day, feeling exhausted at work, or simply don’t know where to get going, it’s important to determine your “why.”
Your why is the objective behind what you’re going after. Clearly determining your why will help you keep motivated during those challenging times and continue to work toward your own goals.
Today, use some time to ponder your why–your purpose–for why you’re working toward something.
Once you find your why, scribble it down on a sticky note and tape it somewhere you’ll spot it daily, like your nightstand or bathroom mirror. When you’re feeling off-course or unenthusiastic, think about your why and let that inspire you to persist in achieving your goals.
What’s your goal? Get rid of weight? Add fitness? Revamp your eating habits?
Defining goals is an important part of the healthy lifestyle we teach at Farrell’s Frisco. Experience it for yourself during a free week with us.
How to Stay Motivated After Determining Goals
Now that you’ve settled on your why, here are some good suggestions to help you remain motivated to reach your goals!
Make it Part of Your Regimen
This seems uncomplicated, but creating new routines can be hard. It takes three weeks to create a habit. Whatever your goal, set aside time to make progress on it daily.
If you want to exercise when you wake up, add it on your calendar. If you want to meal plan every Sunday, add it in your agenda. With three weeks of sticking to it, it will become a piece of your daily routine.
Keep it Easy
Portion your goals into smaller, more manageable assignments. For example, if you want to complete a marathon, you begin training by running one mile a day–not 26!
Take this same approach every time to set a new goal. Reduce it into easier tasks that will lead you to the final goal.
Make it Enjoyable
There’s no reason you can’t like the process! Having an enjoyable time is not your foe–actually, it can be a good motivator. Take the time to appreciate your work.
With all new responsibilities, you will learn and grow along the way. And if your assignments are particularly difficult, reward yourself once you’ve completed them!
Visualize the Finish Line
Make a mental photo of yourself completing your goals: What does it resemble? How do you feel in that moment?
Visualization is a great mechanism that can help keep you on track and inspired while working toward your objective. It’s a particularly valuable method when your work is hard.
Take the same action every day–even if you don’t want to. Some days you may take huge action, while other days you might take less action. That’s OK! The important part is to stay consistent.
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