Some days you’re firing on all cylinders, full of motivation and ready to attack your goals…. and some days you’ll find ANY reason to avoid working towards them. When apathy hits my friend, you know you’ve lost your motivation mojo.
Here’s 6 tips to help you rediscover your motivation and get back on track fast…
1. Figure out where you want to be.
What do you REALLY want from your life? What matters most to you right now and where do you want to go from here? Take the time to visualize your dream life. Try to envision as many details as you can – how does it feel, sound, smell, taste? What person will you become when you live your dream life? How will the people around you be affected?
2. Get it all out.
Grab a pen and paper and write out the details of your dream life clearly. Focus on what you DO want rather than what you don’t have or don’t want. Put everything down in a format that works for you, longhand like a story or in a mind map or brainstorm cloud.
3. Review your current goals.
Now take a look at your current goals. How do they relate to your dream life? Are they working towards it? If not, revise your goals so they’re in line with what you actually want. And while you’re at it make sure that each goal is super specific so you’ll know when you’ve achieved it, realistic so you can actually get it done and has a deadline so you don’t drift on it.
4. Create visual representations of your goals.
It’s easy to let our personal goals slide in the craziness of our busy mama lives. But what’s out of sight is more easily out of mind so leave reminders for yourself on note cards, sticky notes, vision boards, dry erase boards, and anywhere else that you’ll see them and be able to think about them. Keeping your goals front of mind is key to developing the motivation to see them through.
5. Remember your why.
If your motivation starts to drift again remember WHY you have these specific goals. Close your eyes and visualize your dream life often, in detail, and review your action plan to remind yourself how you’re going to get there. Get excited all over again! When the “why” of your goals is important to you, the “how” more easily appears.
6. Get some support.
Who said you have to do it all on your own? Remember you are the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with so encircle yourself with people that motivate you, cheer you on, and feed you positive energy at every turn. Find an accountability buddy or join a group like my #SparkleOnMama Facebook & Email Community to get the support you need.
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