Motivation 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 weeks when we run into roadblocks or holdups. Whether you’re having a bad day, stressed out at work, or just don’t know where to start, it’s crucial to establish your “why.”
Your why is the purpose behind what you’re working toward. Distinctly determining your why will help you keep energized during those tough days and continue to progress toward your individual goals.
Today, use some time to ponder your why–your purpose–for why you’re working toward something.
Once you establish your why, scribble it down on a piece of paper and tape it somewhere you’ll notice it daily, like your nightstand or bathroom mirror. When you’re feeling lost or unmotivated, remember your why and let that drive you to persist in reaching your goals.
What’s your goal? Drop weight? Add fitness? Revamp your eating habits?
Setting goals is a fundamental part of the healthy habits we teach at Farrell’s Oldsmar. Try it for yourself during a free week with us.
How to Keep Motivated After Setting Goals
Now that you’ve established your why, here are some good tips to help you keep energized to reach your goals!
Make it Part of Your Routine
This sounds simple, but creating new ways can be difficult. It takes three weeks to make a habit. Regardless of your goal, set aside time to work on it daily.
If you want to get your workout done first thing, schedule it on your calendar. If you want to meal plan every Sunday, pencil it in your planner. With three weeks of consistency, it will become a piece of your everyday routine.
Keep it Straightforward
Divide your goals into smaller, more manageable actions. For example, if you want to complete a marathon, you initiate training by running one mile a day–not 26!
Take this same method every time to establish a new goal. Lay it out in smaller assignments that will lead you to the final goal.
Make it Fun
There’s no reason you can’t like the process! Fun is not your foe–actually, it can be a fantastic energizer. Take the time to acknowledge your work.
With all new obligations, 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 photo of yourself completing your goals: What does it appear like? How do you feel in that minute?
Visualization is a powerful aid that can help keep you on track and motivated while working toward your objective. It’s an especially helpful method when your work is hard.
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 less action. That’s OK! The important part is to stay consistent.
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