Motivation isn’t magic. There isn’t a “motivation pill” you can eat every day that activates 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 complications. Whether you’re experiencing a no-good day, stressed out at work, or just don’t know where to get going, it’s important to establish your “why.”
Your why is the objective behind what you’re working toward. Clearly determining your why will help you remain energized during those challenging periods and continue to move toward your individual goals.
Today, spend some time to consider your why–your purpose–for why you’re accomplishing something.
Once you establish your why, scribble it down on a scrap of paper and stick it in a place you’ll spot it all the time, like your nightstand or bathroom mirror. When you’re feeling lost or unenthusiastic, think about your why and let that drive you to persist in meeting your goals.
What’s your goal? Drop weight? Gain fitness? Revamp your eating habits?
Setting goals is an important piece of the healthy way of living we teach at Farrell’s Maple Grove. Try it for yourself during a free week with us.
How to Remain Motivated After Determining Goals
Now that you’ve settled on your why, here are some great ideas to help you remain energized to achieve your goals!
Make it Part of Your Regimen
This appears simple, but making new practices can be difficult. It takes 21 days to develop a habit. No matter your goal, set aside time to make progress on it daily.
If you want to exercise when you wake up, put it on your calendar. If you want to plan your food every Sunday, add it in your planner. With three weeks of consistency, it will become a component of your daily routine.
Keep it Straightforward
Portion your goals into smaller, more possible assignments. For example, if you want to complete a marathon, you initiate training by running one mile a day–not 26!
Follow this same approach every time to make a new goal. Lay it out in easier assignments that will lead you to the overall goal.
Make it Fun
There’s no reason you can’t have fun during the process! Fun is not the enemy–in reality, it can be a good energizer. Take the time to appreciate your work.
With all new challenges, you will learn and grow along the way. And if your assignments are extremely difficult, reward yourself once you’ve completed them!
Visualize the Finish Line
Develop a mental photo of yourself accomplishing your goals: What does it appear like? How do you feel in that moment?
Visualization is a powerful aid that can help keep you on track and energized while working toward your goal. It’s a particularly helpful method when your assignments are difficult.
Take the same action every day–even if you’re not in the mood. Some days you may take massive action, while other days you might take a lesser amount of action. That’s OK! The essential part is to remain consistent.
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