Do you ever struggle with your motivation?
This weekend, focus on your motivation. Are you struggling with it some days?
We all have things we want to achieve or areas we want to improve. It might be that you want to get healthier and fitter, you might want to lose weight, maybe you want to grow your business or learn a new skill. Whatever it is, you will need to change your behaviour and take regular action to make that happen.
But for many of us, we find that we start something new, do it for a while and then somewhere along the way, we fizzle out. Why is that? Is it that you have failed? Maybe you just aren’t any good at it? What is it that you say to yourself when you have stopped taking action?
It’s neither one or the other. It is that we need to develop techniques to help us stay on track and stay motivated. Motivation fluctuates. It is never there 100% of the time. That’s not your fault and it is unrealistic for you to expect to remain 100% motivated all the time – life gets in the way. It could be that there are holidays that interrupt your flow, the weather, you might fall ill, family, friends, work suddenly get in the way of the best planned diary.
Do you know how to improve your motivation?
That’s just life and the first step is not to worry about it, expect it and work with it rather than attempt for it to be perfect. What stops us succeeding is not the interruption, but the fact that we struggle to get back into our new activities once the interruption has disappeared. Knowing that that is the real challenge is the first step and once you accept that interruptions happen and that your focus needs to be on the time afterwards.
And once you do that, you can develop techniques to increase your motivation to get you going whenever things have distracted you.
So, what is it you can do to increase your motivation? How do you get back on that wagon?
Firstly, allow yourself to do less on the days when things have got in the way. Don’t beat yourself up that it’s not happening, but let it go and know that you will pick it up again as soon as you can.
Then, find something that gets you going again. Focus on what matters to you and what it is you REALLy want in life.
Remember who you want to be and where you want to be in your life and set the appropriate action steps.
And then just start with another step as if you were going back to the beginning. You’re not – you might have taken a small step back, but you are still further forward than you were when you initially started and every time you get back to it after an interruption, you will find it easier and easier to get back into it.
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