There are times when we all need some motivation, especially on those days where it feels harder than normal to keep going; hard to stay on track.
One of our top tips at Brain Biscuits Coaching is to create a “motivation muscle” that you can use that fuels you with positivity when staying on track seems hard. This needs to be something that is easy to access quickly, for example:
· fill a bag with things that inspire you to keep you on track, this might have your gym stuff ready to go, with a charged I-pod and headphones all packed so on those bad days you just grab it and go work out, run, move, whatever works for you to clear the negative fog.
· A vision board is great as it visually shows why you are doing this! Allow yourself a moment to look at all the images that represent what you want, and just why it’s worth continuing!
· Create a Diary or Journal that shows the steps you have taken so far, and the stages you have reached. Use this to track your progress. Look at it to see how far you have come.
Or, all of the above!
Basically, anything that makes you feel positive and boost your mood instantly is a motivation muscle for you.
It is also worth factoring this in to your weekly lifestyle as a success tool. It’s also a good idea to see what the triggers are that cause the feeling of being deflated, maybe review this trigger and see if there are any changes you could make? Remember regular motivation is key to your goal setting and of course discipline.