Motivation isn’t magic. There isn’t a “motivation pill” you can take once a day that starts your motivation. So what do you do when you’re feeling like you can’t reach your goals?
There are days when we run into obstructions or holdups. Whether you’re experiencing a no-good day, feeling frazzled at work, or merely don’t know where to get going, it’s essential to establish your “why.”
Your why is the purpose behind what you’re doing. Fully identifying your why will help you remain energized during those tough times and continue to work toward your own goals.
Today, use some time to consider your why–your purpose–for why you’re working toward something.
Once you determine your why, jot it down on a piece of paper and stick it somewhere you’ll notice it every day, like your nightstand or bathroom mirror. When you’re feeling lost or unenthusiastic, ponder your why and let that drive you to keep meeting your goals.
What’s your goal? Drop weight? Increase fitness? Revamp your eating habits?
Defining goals is an essential piece of the healthy habits we teach at Farrell’s White Bear Township. Try it for yourself during a free week with us.
How to Stay Motivated After Finalizing Goals
Now that you’ve established your why, here are some fantastic ideas to help you stay energized to meet your goals!
Make it Part of Your Schedule
This seems easy, but making new ways can be difficult. It takes about a month to make a habit. Whatever your goal, schedule time to work on it every day.
If you want to exercise first thing, put it on your calendar. If you want to meal plan every Sunday, pencil it in your planner. With three weeks of following it, it will become a component of your regular routine.
Keep it Straightforward
Divide your goals into smaller, more achievable actions. For instance, if you want to finish a marathon, you begin training by running one mile a day–not 26!
Follow this same technique every time to set a new goal. Break it down 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 the enemy–in reality, it can be a great driving force. Set aside time to be grateful for your work.
With all new obligations, you will learn and grow along the way. And if your assignments are especially challenging, pamper yourself once you’ve accomplished them!
Visualize the Finish Line
Develop a mental image of yourself accomplishing your goals: What does it appear like? How do you feel in that moment?
Making a mental image is a great mechanism that can help keep you on track and motivated while working toward your end result. It’s an especially useful technique when your work is challenging.
Take consistent action daily–even if you’re not in the mood. Some days you may take massive action, while other days you might take a lesser amount of action. That’s OK! The key is to keep consistent.
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