Being motivated isn’t magic. There isn’t a “motivation pill” you can take every morning that starts your motivation. So what do you do when you’re feeling unmotivated?
There are weeks when we experience barriers or complications. Whether you’re having a no-good day, feeling exhausted at work, or just don’t know where to get going, it’s crucial to establish your “why.”
Your why is the objective behind what you’re doing. Clearly identifying your why will help you stay motivated during those tough periods and continue to move toward your individual goals.
Today, take a few minutes to think about your why–your objective–for why you’re accomplishing something.
Once you find your why, scribble it down on a piece of paper and tape it in a place you’ll see it daily, like your nightstand or bathroom mirror. When you’re feeling lost or unmotivated, remember your why and let that inspire you to continue meeting your goals.
What’s your goal? Lose weight? Gain fitness? Revamp your eating habits?
Establishing goals is an important component of the healthy habits we teach at Farrell’s Bellevue. See it for yourself during a free week with us.
How to Keep Motivated After Finalizing Goals
Now that you’ve settled on your why, here are some good ideas to help you stay working to achieve your goals!
Make it Part of Your Regimen
This sounds uncomplicated, but making new ways can be difficult. It takes about a month to develop a habit. No matter your goal, schedule time to chip away at it every day.
If you want to work out in the morning, put it on your calendar. If you want to meal plan every Sunday, pencil it in your agenda. With three weeks of consistency, it will become a part of your regular routine.
Keep it Easy
Break your goals into smaller, more achievable assignments. As an example, if you want to complete a marathon, you initiate training by running one mile a day–not 26!
Follow this same method every time to establish a new goal. Reduce it into simpler assignments that will lead you to the last goal.
Make it Exciting
There’s no reason you can’t have fun during the process! Having an enjoyable time is not your foe–actually, it can be a fantastic driving force. Make time to to acknowledge your work.
With all new responsibilities, you will learn and grow during the journey. And if your tasks are especially hard, reward yourself once you’ve completed them!
Think About the Finish Line
Develop a mental photo of yourself completing your goals: What does it resemble? How do you feel in that minute?
Making a mental image is a strong mechanism that can help keep you on track and energized while working toward your end result. It’s an especially valuable method when your assignments are challenging.
Take the same action every single day–even if you don’t feel like it. Some days you may take huge 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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