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We all have different style for everything in life, different values, different goals, but we all do have something in common. We all want to be healthy & happy.
Writing has always been my love and in the last few weeks I tried to think about how to organise my life that I have time for myself, for kids, for the family and at the end how to run my own business. So this week I will try to get up every day at 4 am to write and think about important things to improve in my business and I hope my body and brain will cope with it and help me up to get better each day.
Today I would like to talk about motivation. I went through pretty rough stage of feeling down and 0 motivation and that kind of never got better after having Leila in December 2014. So it took very long time to spin my head around my new role with being mum of 2 kids, to run my business successfully I needed time to work on and plus on top of that to stay fit and healthy. I struggled big time. But on that journey I never stopped working little by little and I didn't have much joy out of it to be honest. It was more like a task that has to be done. So here is the thing that helped me go through tough times with no motivation.
1) HIDDEN GOAL. ACKNOWLEDGE IT.
Do you have a thought in your head that is spinning around your head daily? Like you want to improve your fitness, health, go one or 5 dress sizes down etc. This is what your brain sends you as a signal what is improtant to you and you should take it seriously.
2) VISUALISE YOUR GOAL.
I am sure you've heard about visualisation that pro athletes are using in their training. This is a method that they visualise them winning, they go through every single move how to get to the victory and they even start feeling strong emotions how they would / will feel when they reach their goal. This process helps them to live in that moment and they know exactly how important is to keep going and keep training.
Try and think about your goal. Close your eyes and think of yourself how you would feel in that dress. Feel that emotion. Let that thought completely warm up your heart and then you will see that the effort you do on the daily basis will bring you to that joy you think about all the time.
I know you can see all the time HARD WORK PAYS OFF, but there is no other words to say that we have to put work in. There would be no joy in things if we were given all.
3) IMPROVE YOUR DAILY ROUTINE.
Set yourself a task that you have to complete every single day. Is that a water intake. Regular 3 meals a day. No junk food. No cakes or treats. How many workouts to complete in a week or how much to move during the day. Set yourself little tasks that you know are ACHIVABLE.
When you set yourself tasks that are too challenging and not realistic you are very likely close to not completing it and by doing that you will feel like a failure. Which is not true. You just have to set yourself a realistic daily target.
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4) MAKE YOUR GOAL VISIBLE TO YOU - DAILY.
*If your goal is to have your PB in running, stick to your fridge the note what you are aiming for.
*Is it your goal to be happier, stick to the fridge a picture of yourself when you were so happy and you can see how your face looks different.
*Is it your goal dress size loss, buy a dress you want to fit in and hang it on your woodrobe so it's visible to you daily.
*Do you have a challenge to walk daily certain amount of steps, plan your routes ahead every day not to use the car, or to go for a walk on the lunch break rather then sitting by the desk.
*Improve water intake, have a large bottle of water in front of you, or next to you.
Whatever your goal is, make sure you can see it regularly during the day as a reminder of what is important to complete each day.
5) BE SURROUNDED WITH SUPPORT AND PEOPLE WHO WILL ENCOURAGE YOU TO SUCCEED.
I bet you have friends and family members who like to give some nasty comments when you are doing so well. And then their comment puts you down and you lose all your motivation. That's why surround yourself with people who care about your journey. Who will push you and encourage you when you are not doing so well. If you give your best to have a healthy dinner and your partner eats your favourite take away, that is not going to go down well. Because you will have couple of bites of your favourite take away. That's why you have to communicate with your partner, friend, family member that you need support to help you get to your goal and that their encouragment and support means to you a lot.
6) JUST DO IT.
Action is the only way you will be able to complete your daily tasks. As I previously said set up the realistic daily goals. That will make you feel like a real winner. Very often I catch myself thinking too much about it "argh I don't want to do it. It's cold. Too hot. It's too dark. Bla, bla..." Shut down your head and stop listening that little devil that is constantly stopping you to do things you need to do. The key thing is TO DO what you are suppose to do. Tick it off and you are done. Every single day.
7) Read again number 2 and visualise your goal once again. Feel it with all your heart and body how you will feel when achiving what you truly want. You will feel good. You will feel awesome!
Everyone struggles with motivation. We all have times when we are doing well and not so well. But the most important thing is to keep going.
If you need an extra support and tools how to succeed on your fitness journey, I have few slots left in my Personal Training diary and also I am offering an online personal training. If you need more details, you can contact me on my email email@example.com
Wishing you a great day and I hope you will use these tips and get to your goal soon!
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