Not get motivated yet? Motivation is a reason for everything you do. It is the why behind the goal.
Having goals is fine but if you aren’t get motivated to achieve them they won’t happen, or will mean less.
Motivation can come from outside forces or from within.
If you are tired of putting off the things you want to accomplish that will make you happier and healthier, the following 10 tips can help you get motivated, be awesome and make the changes you want in your life.
1. Act as If Something is Already True
For example, if your goal is to get healthier, then each day when you get out from the bed, immediately get dressed in your workout clothes and head out for some kinds form of exercises. This trick puts you in the right mindset and gives you a mental boost.
2. Use Visualize Power to Get Motivated
Use images to focus on what succeeding at your goal looks like.
Images are often how the brain remembers things, and it works better than words. Use pictures of motivating quotes and pictures of the end result that you’re trying to accomplish to motivate yourself.
3. If Weight Loss or Improved Health is Your Goal, Take a Before Picture of Yourself
That’s right, looking at your own image often can keep you moving forward. Put the image on your screen saver as a reminder of why you want to change.
4. Use Post-It Notes Everywhere to Remind You of Your Mission and Goals
Use them to get motivated about why you are doing something. Of course, you can apply this concept electronically by including a motivational quote in your email or social media signature. Use this same concept to stay motivated by recording your recent accomplishments.
5. Make a “Me” List of the Three New Behaviors, Traits or Qualities You Like About Yourself Every Day
It has to be new; don’t repeat anything previously written down. The purpose of doing this is to force your mind into the habit of finding the positive.
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6. Get an Accountability Partner
This works especially well if you like to please others more than yourself. Think about it. How many promises have you made to yourself, then just as quickly broken them? Now, how many have you made to someone else and kept them? Having coach or mentor to guide you and keep on your case is an effect way to keep motivated.
7. Create a List of Motivations
Write down people, places and emotions that you experience and encounter that have a positive effect on you.
This can keep you motivated by extending the positive feeling you get when surrounded by these people and things, making you want to keep going.
8. Create a List of Defined, Specific Goals
Motivation needs a target. It’s hard to get motivated with vague, undefined goals (such as lose weight). Break them down into smaller goals that you can take bites out of regularly (walk 2 miles a day).
9. Organize your Goal by What’s Most Important to You
Which goals would you be motivated the most to accomplish?
Are those goals attainable based on your current available time, financial status and other resources?
Focus on the goal that needs to happen first before moving to the next level. Sometimes your goals will build off each other.
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10. Focus on Improving Only One or Two Areas at a Time to Prevent You from Feeling Overwhelmed
Overwhelm can kill your motivation. Being overwhelmed can tempt you to abandon your goals because they seem too far out of reach.
Make a list of actionable steps to take toward your goal by creating a to-do list of daily tasks or objectives that need to be accomplished.
Alright, now you have it – a list to help you get motivated. Pick the ones that work for you and get started.