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 unmotivated?
There are days when we experience barriers or setbacks. Whether you’re experiencing a horrible day, feeling frazzled at work, or merely don’t know where to get going, it’s crucial to establish your “why.”
Your why is the objective behind what you’re going after. Fully defining your why will help you stay energized during those difficult periods and continue to progress toward your personal goals.
Today, use some time to ponder your why–your focus–for why you’re doing something.
Once you find your why, scribble it down on a sticky note and tape it in a place you’ll notice it daily, like your nightstand or bathroom mirror. When you’re feeling adrift or unenthusiastic, think about your why and let that motivate you to keep meeting your goals.
What’s your goal? Drop weight? Add fitness? Overhaul your eating habits?
Setting goals is a fundamental component of the healthy way of living we teach at Farrell’s Waukee. See it for yourself during a free week with us.
How to Keep Motivated After Setting Goals
Now that you’ve settled on your why, here are some good tips to help you stay working to reach your goals!
Make it Part of Your Regimen
This seems uncomplicated, but creating new practices can be challenging. It takes 21 days to make a habit. Regardless of your goal, set aside time to chip away at it every day.
If you want to exercise first thing, add it on your calendar. If you want to plan your meals every Sunday, write it in your datebook. With three weeks of sticking to it, it will become a part of your daily routine.
Keep it Straightforward
Break your goals into smaller, more possible assignments. As an example, if you want to finish a marathon, you initiate training by running one mile a day–not 26!
Take this same method every time to set a new goal. Reduce it into smaller assignments that will lead you to the last goal.
Make it Exciting
There’s no reason you can’t like the process! Having a good time is not your foe–actually, it can be a great motivator. Make time to to appreciate your work.
With all new challenges, you will learn and grow as you progress. And if your assignments are especially hard, reward yourself once you’ve accomplished them!
Keep the Finish Line in Mind
Develop a mental photo of yourself completing your goals: What does it look like? How do you feel in that moment?
Creating a mental picture is a great aid that can help keep you on schedule and inspired while working toward your objective. It’s a particularly useful approach when your work is hard.
Take constant 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 essential part is to remain consistent.
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