Get Your Motivation Back
Posted: Sep 24 2015
We’ve all been there — you’re hoping for a promotion at work or dying to hit new fitness goals, but for some reason you can’t muster up the motivation to make it happen.
Don’t beat yourself up, it happens to the best of us! Read on for our tips to kick procrastination and excuses to the curb to start achieving your goals today.
1. Start Small
- When you look at everything you need to do to achieve your final goal, it can feel overwhelming or even down right impossible. Overcome this feeling by breaking down your goals into small, manageable tasks.
- For example, if you want to run a marathon but you struggle to run a mile without losing your breath, you don’t want your first goal to be ‘run the NY Marathon this year’. Start with something that won’t discourage you, like ‘run for 10 minutes each day’ and then build on your smaller goals as you progress.
- Planning your goals is SO important for their success. Invest in a planner to write out your daily & weekly goals. You can also write your goals on another piece of paper and stick it to your bathroom mirror or somewhere that you will see it each day.
- Dig deep and get honest with yourself about WHY you want to achieve this goal. Will it make you feel more fulfilled, healthier, or happier? Visualize exactly how you will feel once you accomplish your goal and write these feelings down. Whenever you feel like straying from your plan, look back to your why for inspiration.
- Tell your friends and family about your goal and how you plan to achieve it. This will help keep you accountable and on track. Even better, find a friend that is hoping to achieve a similar goal and work together.
- Tracking your progress is so important because we often don’t realize how much we’ve done along the way. If you’re constantly focusing on a large end goal, you can begin to feel frustrated with your progress.
- The trick is looking BACK at the goals you’ve accomplished and celebrating your wins along the way - even the small ones! Adopting this mindset will shift your goal-setting experience to one of satisfaction, optimism and confidence, rather than frustration.
What goals do you want to achieve today, this week and this year? How do you stay motivated? Share your goals and tips below :)
Team Inflowstyle xx