Motivation isn’t magic. There isn’t a “motivation pill” you can eat 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 times when we hit obstructions or setbacks. Whether you’re going through a horrible day, feeling frazzled at work, or merely don’t know where to begin, it’s crucial to define your “why.”
Your why is the purpose behind what you’re doing. Clearly defining your why will help you keep driven during those difficult periods and continue to work toward your own goals.
Today, take a few moments to ponder your why–your objective–for why you’re accomplishing something.
Once you find your why, jot it down on a sticky note and tape it in an area you’ll spot it daily, like your nightstand or bathroom mirror. When you’re feeling adrift or unenthusiastic, remember your why and let that motivate you to persist in reaching your goals.
What’s your goal? Get rid of weight? Add fitness? Overhaul your eating habits?
Defining goals is an important piece of the healthy lifestyle we teach at Farrell’s Lincoln. See it for yourself during a free week with us.
How to Stay Motivated After Finalizing Goals
Now that you’ve settled on your why, here are some fantastic suggestions to help you stay motivated to meet your goals!
Make it Part of Your Routine
This appears simple, but establishing new ways can be difficult. It takes about a month to develop a habit. Regardless of your goal, schedule time to work on it daily.
If you want to get your workout done first thing, add it on your calendar. If you want to meal plan every Sunday, write it in your agenda. With three weeks of following it, it will become a piece of your daily routine.
Keep it Easy
Divide your goals into smaller, more achievable assignments. For instance, if you want to finish a marathon, you initiate training by running one mile a day–not 26!
Take this same method every time to set a new goal. Break it down into easier assignments that will lead you to the final goal.
Make it Enjoyable
There’s no reason you can’t like the process! Fun is not the enemy–in fact, it can be a good driving force. Make time to to acknowledge your work.
With all new obligations, you will learn and grow during the journey. And if your assignments are extremely challenging, pamper yourself once you’ve finished them!
Visualize the Finish Line
Create a mental image of yourself accomplishing your goals: What does it appear like? How do you feel in that instant?
Making a mental image is a great aid that can help keep you on track and inspired while working toward your goal. It’s a very helpful technique when your work is challenging.
Take constant action every day–even if you don’t feel like it. Some days you may take huge action, while other days you might take a lesser amount of action. That’s OK! The important part is to stay consistent.
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