Have you lost your motivation? It's OK, let's learn and understand a few things. First, don't feel hopeless, It has happened to all of us. Why does it happen? Sometimes we can get in a mood and we lose the intention. Some of the best plans for positive changes, that we need to make, seem too difficult. It happens when starting a new project, goal or routine.There will always be a period of time when you may not be really excited about the plan we made. How do we change our mindset direction?
Plans are made to go forward, maybe we start our intention with a phone call to set up an appointment,what stops us from following through? There is a period of time when the excitement wears off and the new habit hasn’t yet developed, that"s when it's easy to become demotivated. It’s in this period that self-doubt creeps in and we wonder if our efforts will be worth it, it’s here where we wonder why we can’t yet see results, and we believe if we could see results already then we would be more motivated to continue.
The reason about this post is about, it’s finding out why you might be struggling to commit to your goals and how to find motivation again!
YOU’RE NOT TAKING CARE OF YOURSELF
There are times when you need to focus, and then there are times when we need to sit back, slow down and relax. If you’re not giving yourself much or any time to recharge then this will leave you feeling demotivated. But how do we know when it’s time to recharge?
What to do:
Check in with yourself every so often to make sure your basic needs are met. Are you getting enough sleep each night? Are you eating a balanced and healthy diet? Do you drink enough water? When was the last time you exercised? How often are you working?
If it feels like you’re working 24/7 then give yourself at least one day off every week when you can unwind and reset. At first you might feel like this day is being wasted but by allowing yourself time to relax and take care of yourself, you will be more productive during the times when you need to buckle up and work.
DO FEEL THAT YOU MAY BE WASTING YOUR EFFORT?
Are you scared to spend your time and energy on something in case you don’t get the results you want? Whether that be a new workout plan, healthy eating or a creative project, the fear of wasting effort is holding you back and demotivating you. It’s very common, especially if you’re a perfectionist, to fear wasting effort. The fear of wasting effort is the fear that you try your best but your best won’t be good enough and you wonder if you should put your energy into something else.
What to do:
When starting a new project, goal or routine, there will usually be a period of time when self-doubt creeps in and we wonder if our efforts will be worth it. A good way to overcome the fear of wasting effort is to focus on your EFFORTS rather than your RESULTS. Set effort based goals instead of results based goals. Which means you will give yourself a period of time when you wont judge whether or not your new project or a habit is working. For example, for the first one to three months you won’t keep looking at how much you’ve grown or if it’s working, you will simply turn up. You will turn up to the gym without checking if you’ve lost weight and you will go to that yoga class without seeing if you’re more flexible.
Start small, baby steps first.! Creat a plan to go for a walk outside as much as you can. The fresh air and sunlight will put your mind in a good place. The first step out the door is the biggest step. You are giving your self permission to create a healty habit. I would bet you that by the time you come home, you would have solved a problem or just thought things out that needed your attention. As the saying goes. "thinking is the best way to travel".
Create your goal. Create a dream board.. how do you see yourself in 5 years? Then figure out if you can do it on your own or need help. Start to believe in yourself and your dreams.
Always in your best interests,