With the start of a new year, many people have set out their annual goal(s). It may be difficult to maintain focus and motivation when new expectations are upon us. Sometimes, the ease of giving up is more enticing than the effort required to push through the difficulties and process of a change. As mentioned in my previous blog, there is a sad truth that most resolutions set at new year often lose momentum and are even broken. I sure find it difficult to keep up with my goals, and to help me keep pushing I have found the following tips and tricks worthy of a try!
- Stay inspired. Surround yourself with inspiration by associating with people who bring out your best. Keeping inspired will help you self propel towards those goals and maintain your momentum. When lacking motivation, revisit the reason you set your goal and the inspiration that led to the decision of that goal. This may re-invigorate you and help with motivation.
- Remind yourself of the goals you have set and review often! Reflect daily and express gratitude for how far you have some. Writing goals down and taking it one step further by breaking down the lofty goals into smaller steps will definitely help you feel accomplished.
- Focus on the positive. When we focus on what we want, we attract it. Keeping a positive mind frame, challenging negative thoughts and focusing on what matters will help propel you towards those goals that you will be happy you worked so hard to achieve.
- Give it at least 21 days! Have you heard of the theory that states that it takes 21 days to make or break a good habit? I have witnessed this theory and can recall a few personal accounts where the 21-day theory rang true. When starting something new or trying to stop a bad habit, this theory advises that if given a solid effort for 21 days your new concept will become part of your routine. Don’t give up!
We all know that nothing worth having comes easy. Stay dialed in on your goals and keep your attitude positive and you will be sure to accomplish whatever you set out to do!