Staying motivated isn’t magic. There isn’t a “motivation pill” you can swallow every morning 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 run into obstructions or complications. Whether you’re going through a no-good day, feeling exhausted at work, or just don’t know where to begin, it’s crucial to establish your “why.”
Your why is the intent behind what you’re working toward. Clearly defining your why will help you stay driven during those challenging periods and continue to progress toward your individual goals.
Today, spend a few minutes to consider your why–your focus–for why you’re accomplishing something.
Once you determine your why, jot it down on a piece of paper and stick it in a place you’ll spot it every day, like your nightstand or bathroom mirror. When you’re feeling lost or unenthusiastic, remember your why and let that inspire you to keep achieving your goals.
What’s your goal? Drop weight? Gain fitness? Change your eating habits?
Establishing goals is an essential component of the healthy way of living we teach at Farrell’s Spring. Experience it for yourself during a free week with us.
How to Keep Motivated After Determining Goals
Now that you’ve settled on your why, here are some good ideas to help you stay motivated to meet your goals!
Make it Part of Your Schedule
This sounds simple, but creating new practices can be difficult. It takes about a month to develop a habit. No matter your goal, schedule time to chip away at it once a day.
If you want to exercise in the morning, add it on your calendar. If you want to plan your meals every Sunday, pencil it in your agenda. With three weeks of sticking to it, it will become a piece of your daily routine.
Keep it Straightforward
Break your goals into smaller, more possible actions. For example, if you want to run a marathon, you start training by running one mile a day–not 26!
Follow this same approach every time to set a new goal. Break it down into simpler objectives that will lead you to the final goal.
Make it Enjoyable
There’s no reason you can’t have fun during the process! Having an enjoyable time is not your foe–in reality, it can be a great driving force. Take the time to acknowledge your work.
With all new challenges, you will learn and grow during the journey. And if your assignments are extremely challenging, reward yourself once you’ve completed them!
Visualize the Finish Line
Develop a mental picture of yourself achieving your goals: What does it resemble? How do you feel in that instant?
Creating a mental picture is a strong aid that can help keep you on schedule and energized while working toward your objective. It’s an especially valuable approach when your assignments are difficult.
Take constant action every day–even if you don’t want to. Some days you may take huge action, while other days you might take not as much action. That’s OK! The essential part is to remain consistent.
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