Staying motivated isn’t magic. There isn’t a “motivation pill” you can eat every day that starts your motivation. So what do you do when you’re feeling unmotivated?
There are times when we run into obstructions or setbacks. Whether you’re having a no-good day, feeling frazzled at work, or simply don’t know where to start, it’s crucial to determine your “why.”
Your why is the purpose behind what you’re doing. Distinctly defining your why will help you remain energized during those challenging days and continue to work toward your personal goals.
Today, use a few minutes to consider your why–your focus–for why you’re accomplishing something.
Once you find your why, write it down on a scrap of paper and tape it in a place you’ll notice it every day, like your nightstand or bathroom mirror. When you’re feeling off-course or unmotivated, think about your why and let that motivate you to persist in achieving your goals.
What’s your goal? Drop weight? Add fitness? Revamp your eating habits?
Defining goals is an important component of the healthy habits we teach at Farrell’s Blaine. Try it for yourself during a free week with us.
How to Remain Motivated After Setting Goals
Now that you’ve decided your why, here are some good tips to help you stay working to reach your goals!
Make it Part of Your Schedule
This appears easy, but establishing new practices can be difficult. It takes about a month to develop a habit. Regardless of your goal, make time to make progress on it every day.
If you want to exercise first thing, put it on your calendar. If you want to plan your food every Sunday, pencil it in your planner. With three weeks of sticking to it, it will become a component of your everyday routine.
Keep it Easy
Portion your goals into smaller, more manageable actions. For example, if you want to complete a marathon, you begin training by running one mile a day–not 26!
Take this same method every time to make a new goal. Lay it out in smaller assignments that will lead you to the final goal.
Make it Enjoyable
There’s no reason you can’t enjoy the process! Having a good time is not your opponent–in fact, it can be a great motivator. Take the time to appreciate your work.
With all new challenges, you will learn and grow as you progress. And if your work is particularly difficult, pamper yourself once you’ve accomplished them!
Think About the Finish Line
Create a mental image of yourself accomplishing your goals: What does it appear like? How do you feel in that minute?
Visualization is a great tool that can help keep you focused and motivated while working toward your end result. It’s a very helpful approach when your assignments are hard.
Take consistent action daily–even if you don’t want to. Some days you may take a lot of action, while other days you might take not as much action. That’s OK! The essential part is to keep consistent.
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We’re more than just a fitness center at FXB Blaine. We’re a goal-motivated group in regard to to fitness and nutrition. Find out more by signing up for a free week with us.