Tips on HOW to stay motivated.
So often we embark on a change process because we get a hit of motivation so strong we feel compelled to take action… for a while.
A few days, weeks, or months pass, and, well…you know the drill… the spark that ignited our action starts to flicker out and resistance starts to rear her ugly head.
We start descending the slippery slope of compromise and negotiation because we often fail to feed the motivational fire.
Last week I posted in Instagram asking how you motivate yourself to “do the work” you are calling yourself to do each day.
And, while there were some great responses, there were also a lot of “need tips” responses.
So… here are a few …
#1 Remember why you started.
One of the first exercises I do with my clients and students is to help them get clear on who they are committed to becoming and I ask them to put it in writing.
Because life has a way of distracting us from what we want.
What kind of person are you committed to becoming and how can you start showing up as that person TODAY?
#2 Move your body.
Movement creates life. It feels good and when we feel good… we feel more motivated to tackle challenging things.
Stretch. Go for a walk. Dance to the tune of a song.
#3 Get clear on the immediate benefits.
The human brain LOVES instant gratification… so give it some.
Eating better to feel better in your clothes in a few weeks, is a little motivating – but “a few weeks” can feel so… far… away.
Eating better so you can be less reactive, more focused, and energized is a reward you get in the next few hours. Remind yourself of that!
#4 Spend time with people who inspire you.
If you aren’t feeling motivated, spending time in spaces and places with people who ARE can be oh-so-helpful.
This is partly why I love going to the gym. When I see people digging deep, it makes me want to do the same.
#5 Celebrate your wins.
Winning is fuel for the motivational fire. When you acknowledge your progress and what you did well today, chances are you are going to want to show up to do the same things again tomorrow.
Spend 2-3 minutes at the end of every day noticing what went well.
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