Motivation isn’t magic. There isn’t a “motivation pill” you can swallow once a day that activates your motivation. So what do you do when you’re feeling unmotivated?
There are days when we hit barriers or complications. Whether you’re having a no-good day, feeling exhausted at work, or merely don’t know where to get going, it’s essential to establish your “why.”
Your why is the objective behind what you’re working toward. Fully identifying your why will help you stay motivated during those difficult days and continue to move toward your personal goals.
Today, use a few moments to consider your why–your objective–for why you’re doing something.
Once you establish your why, scribble it down on a sticky note and tape it somewhere you’ll see it all the time, like your nightstand or bathroom mirror. When you’re feeling adrift or uninspired, remember your why and let that drive you to continue meeting your goals.
What’s your goal? Lose weight? Add fitness? Revamp your eating habits?
Establishing goals is a fundamental part of the healthy lifestyle we teach at Farrell’s Overland Park. See it for yourself during a free week with us.
How to Keep Motivated After Setting Goals
Now that you’ve settled on your why, here are some good tips to help you remain working to meet your goals!
Make it Part of Your Routine
This seems uncomplicated, but creating new ways can be difficult. It takes three weeks to make a habit. Whatever your goal, make time to chip away at it every day.
If you want to exercise first thing, put it on your calendar. If you want to meal plan every Sunday, add it in your datebook. With three weeks of sticking to it, it will become a piece of your daily routine.
Keep it Easy
Portion your goals into smaller, more manageable actions. For instance, if you want to finish a marathon, you begin training by running one mile a day–not 26!
Follow this same method every time to establish a new goal. Lay it out in smaller tasks that will lead you to the final goal.
Make it Exciting
There’s no reason you can’t have fun during the process! Fun is not your opponent–actually, it can be a fantastic energizer. Set aside time to acknowledge your work.
With all new obligations, you will learn and grow along the way. And if your assignments are extremely challenging, treat yourself once you’ve completed them!
Think About the Finish Line
Make a mental image of yourself completing your goals: What does it appear like? How do you feel in that minute?
Making a mental image is a great tool that can help keep you on schedule and motivated while working toward your goal. It’s a very valuable method when your assignments are hard.
Take constant action every single day–even if you don’t want to. Some days you may take massive action, while other days you might take not as much action. That’s OK! The important part is to remain consistent.
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We’re more than just a gym at FXB Overland Park. We’re a goal-oriented bunch in regard to to fitness and nutrition. Find out more by signing up for a free week with us.