We all have goals and, whether they’re health and fitness related, work-based or just about life in general, it can be quite hard to maintain motivation.
Motivating yourself can be tricky and it’s pretty personal, too. What works for one individual may not necessarily work for another, so it’s important to find out what it is that makes you feel productive.
Here are some of our top tips for finding your motivation and to help you achieve your goals.
Whatever you’re trying to achieve, listening to music can make a huge difference to your mood, which in turn can affect your motivation and productivity.
Put on your favourite playlist, preferably something fun, energetic and upbeat, but whatever works for you. Choose the songs that lift your mood, perk you up and make you feel that little bit more energetic and determined.
Whether it’s S Club 7 with Reach for The Stars or the Rocky theme tune, pop your headphones in and get to work.
If music isn’t your thing, then maybe a podcast or an audiobook will work for you? Or perhaps something more instrumental? Find out what it is that gets you going and then you’ll be unstoppable.
Journaling can be done in any way you like, but it is a great way to document progress, achievements and goals.
Whether you choose to do this in a dedicated notebook, a planner or in the notes section of your phone, having something to look back on and occasionally refer to can do wonders for motivation.
If you’re in a slump, then take a moment to look back on just how far you’ve come and remind yourself of what you have been able to achieve so far – this will give you the boost you need to put your head down and carry on.
If you’re struggling to find motivation with your food and meal planning or your daily workout routines, then you might not be changing things up as much as you could.
Are you bored of working out or making dinner? Then try something new! Give something else a go and it may well be as simple as that.
If you’re used to the same old things each and every day, then you already know what to expect and there’s no element of excitement. And you never know, mixing it up may lead to the results you’ve been waiting for.
This is easier said than done but, when you’re working towards a goal, try to stay focused and make sure there are no distractions.
Sometimes, these things are completely out of our control with jobs, children and busy lives but try to stay as focused as possible.
If you have an hour to work out, then focus on nothing but that – don’t use time in that hour pottering around the house or scrolling through social media. Remove all distractions from your reach and get to work on the job at hand.
We all have hopes and dreams, however, it’s important to be realistic when setting ourselves goals. If something isn’t feasible and beyond your reach, you will lose motivation very quickly.
Set yourself realistic goals and you’ll feel a sense of determination to achieve them. Once achieved, you can move onto the next goal and so forth. Each goal you achieve, the more motivated you will feel.
There is no better form of motivation than reminding yourself of exactly why it is that you started. Every time you feel like giving up or you’re lacking in ‘get up and go’, then remind yourself of your end goal and push on forward.
No matter what you’re trying to achieve, it is important to be healthy. Eating well and staying active can play a huge part in your motivation – or lack thereof, if you’re doing neither.
If you eat unhealthily or consume too many fats and sugars, this may result in you feeling fatigued, sluggish and uninspired. You’ll lack in energy, be less likely to feel motivated and may struggle to reach your goals.
But fuelling your body with the right nutrition and keeping fit and active can give you a boost of energy, making you feel even more determined and motivated.
It isn’t going to be easy, but it will most definitely be worth it. Everybody finds their motivation in different ways, so try the above and find out what works best for you.
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