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Five Tips to Get (and Stay!) Motivated

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

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There are weeks when we run into roadblocks or complications. Whether you’re experiencing a horrible day, feeling exhausted at work, or simply don’t know where to get going, it’s crucial to establish your “why.”

Your why is the objective behind what you’re doing. Fully defining your why will help you remain motivated during those difficult days and continue to progress toward your individual goals.

Today, take a few moments to think about your why–your purpose–for why you’re working toward something.

Once you establish your why, write it down on a sticky note and keep it in an area you’ll spot it every day, like your nightstand or bathroom mirror. When you’re feeling off-course or unmotivated, think about your why and let that inspire you to persist in meeting your goals.

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

Defining goals is an essential part of the healthy way of living we teach at Farrell’s Ankeny. Try it for yourself during a free week with us.

How to Remain Motivated After Setting Goals

Now that you’ve decided your why, here are some fantastic ideas to help you remain motivated to reach your goals!

Make it Part of Your Regimen

This seems uncomplicated, but making new routines can be challenging. It takes three weeks to develop a habit. Whatever your goal, set aside time to chip away at it daily.

If you want to get your workout done in the morning, put it on your calendar. If you want to plan your food every Sunday, add it in your agenda. With three weeks of sticking to it, it will become a piece of your daily routine.

Keep it Straightforward

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

Take this same technique every time to establish a new goal. Lay it out in simpler objectives that will lead you to the last goal.

Make it Fun

There’s no reason you can’t like the process! Having an enjoyable time is not your foe–actually, it can be a good driving force. Make time to to be grateful for your work.

With all new responsibilities, you will learn and grow as you progress. And if your work is particularly hard, pamper yourself once you’ve completed them!

Visualize the Finish Line

Make a mental image of yourself completing your goals: What does it look like? How do you feel in that moment?

Visualization is a great aid that can help keep you focused and motivated while working toward your end result. It’s a particularly useful approach when your work is hard.

Remain Consistent

Take constant action every day–even if you don’t want to. Some days you may take huge action, while other days you might take a lesser amount of action. That’s OK! The important part is to keep consistent.

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