Are you someone who made New Years resolutions? Are you on track or are they long forgotten? If you want to boost your motivation or get back on track, check out the following tips:
What do you want?
Make sure you talk about what you want in positives. So instead of I want to “lose weight”, change your language so it’s easier for your brain to work with and give it absolute direction about how you want to feel and what you want to achieve. For example ‘I want to feel light, fit and healthy by losing 10lbs.’
Get specific and avoid overwhelm
If your goals and resolutions are vague and too general, you won’t stick to them, so get specific with yourself. Once you know what you want to achieve make a plan of action of how you are going to achieve it. For example, what would be your first step? When will this step be done? Is this reasonable? This way you are chunking it down into small steps which will keep you moving forward rather than looking at the metaphoric mountain you want to climb.
How could you sabotage yourself?
This is a good question to ask as a lot of people don’t stick to their goals through unintentional self sabotage. To deal with this effectively it’s a good idea to be aware of the sorts of thoughts feelings that could help take you off track. This awareness will help you to spot when you are about to sabotage yourself and you can step in and remind yourself of what you want and how that will make you feel.
Visualise it already complete
This is a crucial step in setting your goals because your unconscious mind responds best to images. Imagine that you have successfully achieved your goal. How does this feel? What images do you see? What do you hear? Perhaps you hear yourself or others saying ‘Well done!” Relax into this experience and imagine you’re pouring this feeling into your present moment now and enjoy the motivation to achieve your goal.
Then start your first step and enjoy your successes along the way!
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