You have a goal you’re working on, and you decided that everyday after work, you’re going to cross some stuff off the list. But when you get off and finally make it home, you’re tired and drained, and the only thing you want to do is chill on the couch and catch up on your shows. In this post, I’m sharing some tips for finding motivation to work on your goals that have helped me, a former chronically inconsistent and unmotivated person.
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Finding Motivation to Work on Your Goals Through Self Care
Self care is one of the most overlooked methods for boosting motivation, but it’s so, so good! A big reason why we don’t feel motivated, especially after work, is because we’ve run out of the mental stamina we need to take action. Having a well-rounded self care routine preserves your energy so you still have capacity to do the needle moving work for your goals.
It also improves your self-worth so that you want to work on the goals that will lead to your dream life. When you start intentionally investing time into your own happiness, you put yourself on a pedestal and show yourself that you are worth a little extra work. Sometimes, that reminder is all you need.
When it comes to what kind of self care you should be doing, things that will make your tomorrow easier are a great start!
Finding Motivation to Work on Your Goals by Boosting Your Confidence
Another big reason you may be procrastinating is because you’re not feeling super confident about the goal. Our brains are wired to keep us safe from impending threats, so when it comes to an action that feels a little scary, we might have trouble finding motivation. Boosting your confidence will make the goal feel safer, and you’ll feel more motivated to take action.
Start boosting your confidence by proving to yourself that you are capable of the goal. You can use affirmations, find stories of people in similar situations who accomplished what you’re going for, or remind yourself of the times you’ve succeeded in the past, just to name a few options.
Finding Motivation to Work on Your Goals by Making it Fun & Easy
Finding motivation takes a LOT of brain power, and it can feel like a drag. When you find ways to make your task fun and/or easy will go a long way in helping your motivation. Break the task down and just focus on the first thing. Include a friend. Give yourself a reward. Also, think about what the best time block for goal work might be. Maybe it’ll be easier to work on your goals if you do it in the morning before work or during your lunch break.
The more you’re able to take action, the more confident you’ll be in your ability, so there’s a bonus!
To Sum it up…
It can be difficult to find motivation to work on your goals, especially if you’re a little burned out or you don’t feel completely confident in the goal in the first place. Finding ways to preserve your brain power and boost confidence will be super helpful in finding motivation to work on your goals.
Need to workshop your motivation plan a little more? Send me a DM, and I’ll send some ideas over to help!