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Five Tips to Get (and Remain!) Motivated

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Staying motivated isn’t magic. There isn’t a “motivation pill” you can swallow once a day that starts 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 going through a no-good day, feeling frazzled at work, or just don’t know where to start, it’s important to establish your “why.”

Your why is the objective behind what you’re doing. Distinctly determining your why will help you stay energized during those challenging times and continue to progress toward your individual goals.

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

Once you find your why, jot it down on a scrap of paper and keep it in an area 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 achieving your goals.

What’s your goal? Drop weight? Increase fitness? Change your eating habits?

Setting goals is an important part of the healthy lifestyle we teach at Farrell’s West Des Moines. 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 fantastic tips to help you keep motivated to achieve your goals!

Make it Part of Your Routine

This seems easy, but making new routines can be challenging. It takes about a month to make a habit. Whatever your goal, schedule time to work on it once a day.

If you want to work out first thing, add it on your calendar. If you want to plan your meals every Sunday, add it in your agenda. With three weeks of following it, it will become a component of your regular routine.

Keep it Simple

Divide your goals into smaller, more achievable actions. As an example, if you want to run a marathon, you start training by running one mile a day–not 26!

Follow this same technique every time to set a new goal. Lay it out in easier objectives that will lead you to the last goal.

Make it Fun

There’s no reason you can’t have fun during the process! Fun is not your opponent–actually, it can be a great motivator. Set aside time to be grateful for your work.

With all new obligations, you will learn and grow along the way. And if your assignments are especially difficult, reward yourself once you’ve finished them!

Keep the Finish Line in Mind

Develop a mental picture of yourself achieving 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 inspired while working toward your goal. It’s a very valuable technique when your assignments are challenging.

Remain Consistent

Take consistent action every day–even if you’re not in the mood. Some days you may take massive action, while other days you might take less action. That’s OK! The key is to keep consistent.

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