Being motivated 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 hit obstructions or setbacks. Whether you’re having a no-good day, stressed out at work, or merely don’t know where to get going, it’s important to establish your “why.”
Your why is the purpose behind what you’re going after. Clearly identifying your why will help you remain motivated during those difficult times and continue to move toward your personal goals.
Today, use a few moments to think about your why–your objective–for why you’re doing something.
Once you determine your why, scribble it down on a sticky note and keep 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 motivate you to keep achieving your goals.
What’s your goal? Drop weight? Increase fitness? Overhaul your eating habits?
Defining goals is a fundamental part of the healthy lifestyle we teach at Farrell’s Woodbury. Experience it for yourself during a free week with us.
How to Remain Motivated After Finalizing Goals
Now that you’ve decided your why, here are some fantastic ideas to help you remain motivated to meet your goals!
Make it Part of Your Routine
This sounds uncomplicated, but creating new ways can be hard. It takes three weeks to make a habit. No matter your goal, set aside time to make progress on it daily.
If you want to get your workout done when you wake up, schedule it on your calendar. If you want to plan your food every Sunday, pencil it in your agenda. With three weeks of following it, it will become a component of your daily routine.
Keep it Easy
Divide your goals into smaller, more manageable tasks. As an example, if you want to finish a marathon, you begin training by running one mile a day–not 26!
Take this same approach every time to make a new goal. Reduce it into easier objectives that will lead you to the last goal.
Make it Enjoyable
There’s no reason you can’t like the process! Having a good time is not the enemy–actually, it can be a great energizer. Set aside time to appreciate your work.
With all new responsibilities, you will learn and grow along the way. And if your assignments are extremely challenging, reward yourself once you’ve accomplished them!
Keep the Finish Line in Mind
Create a mental photo of yourself completing your goals: What does it appear like? How do you feel in that minute?
Visualization is a strong aid that can help keep you on track and inspired while working toward your goal. It’s an especially useful technique when your tasks are hard.
Take the same action every single day–even if you don’t want to. Some days you may take a lot of action, while other days you might take less action. That’s OK! The important part is to remain consistent.
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