It’s all fun and games making New Year’s Resolutions. It is another thing altogether when you are put to the test to see them through.
If you are like the rest of us, February 1 is when the excuses roll in. ‘I’ll go to the gym tomorrow night.” or “The Bachelor is on, I’ll just have this Monday night glass of wine, tonight.”
That is my experience.
I had to take Resolutions into a different category if I was to see them through. I changed them to intentions and had to do a little extra work to see them through.
Here is my 5 ways to keep motivated ALL YEAR LONG:
Write them down
I mean this. Every day, EVERY. SINGLE. MORNING. I roll out of bed, when I said I would the night before and stumble to my journal. Even if I only have 5 minutes. I scribble out what I am grateful for, my 10 goals (Resolutions/Intentions), and mantras (like…”What kind of person do I want to be 10 years from now? Show up today as her…” that kind of thing).
Do a Cleanse
Not a diet cleanse, but a comparison cleanse. If you keep your eyes on your own paper (I am talking to myself here) you will be far happier if you stay in competition with yourself. Go back to #1, keep your personal intentions fresh at all times, then go easy on the social media game. You will also find that 30 minutes added back into your day gives you more time to reach your Resolutions. Did you know that 30 minutes a day of mindless scrolling adds up to 22 missed workdays over the course of a year?
Get a New Toy
If your budget can afford it, choose something that is worth fighting for and practice delayed gratification. It could be, “Go to the gym 4 days this week, on the 5th day get the Starbucks” Work for something. Your confidence will SKYROCKET.
I am a believer that you can achieve what the mind conceives. I write my goals down and post them above my faucet on my bathroom mirror. I write mantras that I want to remind myself of. I write goals. I do this because I never remember them first thing each morning. Life is busy, crazy, and hard. I need these posted as reminders. All this work on the easier days makes determines what type of person will show up when life gets rocky and resolutions are likely to be forgotten.
What do you do to stay motivated?
Originally posted 2020-01-26 02:38:45.