I don’t know about you, but at the start of the year my Facebook feed was awash with motivational quotes and images. I had friends starting the new year with a health kick, launching a new product or just super excited about what the year will bring.

And right about now…some of that motivation is starting to fade. It’s really easy to feel energised after a break and then the complexities of life start to impact your goals.

I must say even though I’m usually focused and goal orientated, at times I also have motivation slumps where I just can’t seem to shake off the lethargy to making things happen. Here are some of the things I do to change that.

1. Remind yourself why you wanted it in the first place

What’s your why? What is the deepest reason you set out to achieve your goals or vision? What did you want to feel when you reached it? It’s so important to write that down so you can revisit it when you’re feeling challenged or unmotivated.

2. Maybe you’re ready for a change

Have a think about why you’re unmotivated – it could be for a reason. Maybe something needs to change in your life, or you’ve achieved a goal and need to find the next one. Do some honest self-reflection and think about your abilities, your ideas, and understand you determine where your life leads.

3. Sit with it

On Sunday afternoon, I binged watched the TV show Younger (hilariously funny show on Stan). I didn’t go to Barre with my friend. I didn’t go to yoga. I sat on the couch for hours eating brownies a friend made for me. I mean, you can’t get more unmotivated than that! But I tell you, I felt so energised the next day. I just needed to sit with that feeling, and not fight it.

4. Checklists

Oh I love a checklist. They visually show me what I need to do reach a goal and what exactly needs to be done, and to keep track of the progress that I’m making. Break down your goals into bite-size, manageable chunks and enjoy crossing those items off the checklist.

We all have so much to achieve and we need to keep motivated to kick those goals. Let me know what you do to stay motivated!

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Catriona Pollard
From Unknown To Expert
CP Communications

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