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Five Tips to Get (and Keep!) Motivated

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Staying motivated isn’t magic. There isn’t a “motivation pill” you can eat every morning that initiates your motivation. So what do you do when you’re feeling stuck?

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There are weeks when we hit roadblocks or complications. Whether you’re having a bad day, feeling frazzled at work, or just don’t know where to start, it’s important to determine your “why.”

Your why is the intent behind what you’re working toward. Distinctly determining your why will help you remain energized during those difficult days and continue to work toward your personal goals.

Today, spend some time to think about your why–your purpose–for why you’re accomplishing something.

Once you find your why, scribble it down on a piece of paper and stick it somewhere you’ll notice it every day, like your nightstand or bathroom mirror. When you’re feeling lost or uninspired, ponder your why and let that motivate you to continue meeting your goals.

What’s your goal? Lose weight? Gain fitness? Revamp your eating habits?

Establishing goals is a fundamental component of the healthy way of living we teach at Farrell’s Denver. Try it for yourself during a free week with us.

How to Remain Motivated After Finalizing Goals

Now that you’ve settled on your why, here are some good suggestions to help you stay working to achieve your goals!

Make it Part of Your Schedule

This seems simple, but establishing new routines can be difficult. It takes about a month to develop a habit. Whatever your goal, set aside time to make progress on it every day.

If you want to get your workout done when you wake up, put it on your calendar. If you want to plan your meals every Sunday, add it in your datebook. With three weeks of following it, it will become a component of your everyday routine.

Keep it Straightforward

Break your goals into smaller, more possible actions. For instance, if you want to complete a marathon, you begin training by running one mile a day–not 26!

Follow this same approach every time to establish a new goal. Reduce it into easier tasks that will lead you to the final goal.

Make it Fun

There’s no reason you can’t enjoy the process! Fun is not your opponent–in fact, it can be a good motivator. Set aside time to be grateful for your work.

With all new obligations, you will learn and grow during the journey. And if your assignments are extremely challenging, treat yourself once you’ve accomplished them!

Think About the Finish Line

Develop a mental image of yourself accomplishing your goals: What does it resemble? How do you feel in that moment?

Creating a mental picture is a great aid that can help keep you focused and inspired while working toward your goal. It’s a very valuable method when your assignments are hard.

Be Consistent

Take constant action daily–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 remain consistent.

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