Being motivated isn’t magic. There isn’t a “motivation pill” you can swallow every morning that activates your motivation. So what do you do when you’re feeling like you can’t reach your goals?
There are weeks when we hit obstructions or setbacks. Whether you’re experiencing a no-good day, feeling frazzled at work, or simply don’t know where to get going, it’s crucial to define your “why.”
Your why is the intent behind what you’re working toward. Distinctly defining your why will help you keep energized during those challenging periods and continue to work toward your individual goals.
Today, use some time to consider your why–your focus–for why you’re accomplishing something.
Once you determine your why, scribble it down on a scrap of paper and keep it somewhere you’ll notice it daily, like your nightstand or bathroom mirror. When you’re feeling lost or uninspired, ponder your why and let that inspire you to persist in reaching your goals.
What’s your goal? Get rid of weight? Gain fitness? Revamp your eating habits?
Setting goals is an important part of the healthy lifestyle we teach at Farrell’s Brooklyn Park. See it for yourself during a free week with us.
How to Stay Motivated After Determining Goals
Now that you’ve established your why, here are some great tips to help you remain working to achieve your goals!
Make it Part of Your Routine
This appears simple, but making new ways can be difficult. It takes three weeks to make a habit. Whatever your goal, make time to chip away at it every day.
If you want to work out when you wake up, add it on your calendar. If you want to meal plan every Sunday, add it in your planner. With three weeks of following it, it will become a component of your everyday routine.
Keep it Easy
Divide your goals into smaller, more manageable actions. For example, if you want to finish a marathon, you initiate training by running one mile a day–not 26!
Use this same technique every time to establish a new goal. Reduce it into easier tasks that will lead you to the final goal.
Make it Fun
There’s no reason you can’t enjoy the process! Having a good time is not your foe–in fact, it can be a fantastic energizer. Make time to to acknowledge your work.
With all new responsibilities, you will learn and grow along the way. And if your tasks are especially difficult, reward yourself once you’ve completed them!
Keep the Finish Line in Mind
Develop a mental image of yourself completing your goals: What does it resemble? How do you feel in that minute?
Creating a mental picture is a powerful aid that can help keep you on track and energized while working toward your end result. It’s an especially valuable technique when your assignments are hard.
Take the same action daily–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 essential part is to remain consistent.
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