Being motivated isn’t magic. There isn’t a “motivation pill” you can take every morning that activates 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 holdups. Whether you’re experiencing a bad day, feeling frazzled at work, or just don’t know where to begin, it’s important to determine your “why.”
Your why is the objective behind what you’re doing. Fully identifying your why will help you stay energized during those challenging periods and continue to move toward your individual goals.
Today, take some time to think about your why–your focus–for why you’re accomplishing something.
Once you determine your why, jot it down on a sticky note and stick it in an area you’ll see it daily, like your nightstand or bathroom mirror. When you’re feeling adrift or unenthusiastic, remember your why and let that drive you to keep achieving your goals.
What’s your goal? Drop weight? Increase fitness? Change your eating habits?
Establishing goals is an essential piece of the healthy lifestyle we teach at Farrell’s Mooresville. Experience it for yourself during a free week with us.
How to Keep Motivated After Determining Goals
Now that you’ve decided your why, here are some fantastic suggestions to help you keep working to meet your goals!
Make it Part of Your Regimen
This seems easy, but making new ways can be hard. It takes 21 days to make a habit. Whatever your goal, set aside time to work on it every day.
If you want to get your workout done first thing, add it on your calendar. If you want to plan your meals every Sunday, pencil it in your planner. With three weeks of consistency, it will become a part of your regular routine.
Keep it Easy
Break your goals into smaller, more possible actions. For example, if you want to finish a marathon, you start training by running one mile a day–not 26!
Use this same technique every time to establish a new goal. Break it down into simpler objectives that will lead you to the last goal.
Make it Exciting
There’s no reason you can’t enjoy the process! Having a good time is not your foe–actually, it can be a great driving force. Take the time to acknowledge your work.
With all new challenges, you will learn and grow as you progress. And if your assignments are particularly difficult, treat yourself once you’ve accomplished them!
Think About the Finish Line
Make a mental photo of yourself completing your goals: What does it resemble? How do you feel in that instant?
Creating a mental picture is a great aid that can help keep you focused and motivated while working toward your goal. It’s a particularly valuable approach when your assignments are challenging.
Take consistent 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 less action. That’s OK! The key is to keep consistent.
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