Staying motivated isn’t magic. There isn’t a “motivation pill” you can eat every morning that initiates your motivation. So what do you do when you’re feeling stuck?
There are times when we hit obstructions or setbacks. Whether you’re having a horrible day, feeling frazzled at work, or merely don’t know where to begin, it’s important to define your “why.”
Your why is the purpose behind what you’re going after. Clearly identifying your why will help you remain energized during those difficult days and continue to move toward your own goals.
Today, take a few moments to consider your why–your objective–for why you’re accomplishing something.
Once you find your why, scribble it down on a scrap of paper and keep it in a place you’ll notice it all the time, like your nightstand or bathroom mirror. When you’re feeling lost or unenthusiastic, remember your why and let that inspire you to keep meeting your goals.
What’s your goal? Lose weight? Increase fitness? Change your eating habits?
Establishing goals is an important component of the healthy habits we teach at Farrell’s Albertville. Experience it for yourself during a free week with us.
How to Stay Motivated After Setting Goals
Now that you’ve decided your why, here are some great ideas to help you stay working to achieve your goals!
Make it Part of Your Schedule
This sounds uncomplicated, but making new ways can be challenging. It takes about a month to develop a habit. No matter your goal, make time to make progress on it daily.
If you want to get your workout done first thing, schedule it on your calendar. If you want to plan your food every Sunday, pencil it in your datebook. With three weeks of sticking to it, it will become a piece of your daily routine.
Keep it Simple
Divide your goals into smaller, more manageable assignments. For example, if you want to finish a marathon, you start training by running one mile a day–not 26!
Take this same technique every time to set a new goal. Lay it out in easier objectives that will lead you to the final goal.
Make it Enjoyable
There’s no reason you can’t enjoy the process! Fun is not the enemy–in reality, it can be a good motivator. Set aside time to be grateful for your work.
With all new challenges, you will learn and grow as you progress. And if your tasks are particularly difficult, reward yourself once you’ve completed them!
Visualize the Finish Line
Develop a mental image of yourself completing your goals: What does it appear like? How do you feel in that moment?
Visualization is a strong mechanism that can help keep you focused and inspired while working toward your objective. It’s an especially helpful approach when your assignments are challenging.
Take constant 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 not as much action. That’s OK! The key is to stay consistent.
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