Staying motivated when the to do list is 10 pages long, the kids are consuming most of your energy and your not making any headway at work is hard! If we are strategic we can harness motivation and sustain it for a greater amount fo time. Here is a list of things you can try to help you to keep your motivation levels high.
- Set your goal and visualise yourself attaining every specific detail of that goal.
- For example if your goal is to dead lift 50kg, picture yourself looking at the weight, see yourself gripping the the bar from pinky to thumb, with controlled breathe and lifting the weight with perfect technique and ease.
- Make a list of reason why you want to achieve your goal.
- Don’t write it in your phone or on your iPad, physically write it down on a piece of paper and in your journal. Connect to your goal manually and create a deeper and more active mental connection.
- Break down your goal and set specific goals and targets.
- Slowly chip away at your goal. Break it down and into small and realistic steps that you know you’ll be able to achieve.
- Pre- determine how you will deal with flagging motivation.
- Don’t be so hard on yourself and allow some room for error and the occasional set back. Put things in perspective and think of some of the hardship your friends, family or even inspirations have gone through in order to reach their goals. Often when you see the bigger picture it is easier to see that while others may ignite you, you are the only one standing in the way of the things you want to accomplish.
You can do this!