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4 practical ways to reignite your motivation

Looking to make 2019 the best year yet but lacking the inspiration to get you there? It's time for a motivation overhaul!

We’ve all been there. There are those days, weeks and sometimes even months where we just don’t feel motivated.
Whether you feel like you are just going through the motions each day or you’ve been trying to find enthusiasm for something new I’m here to help you regain your mojo and get you feeling inspired again.
So if you are looking to get healthier, start that creative project, improve your work/life balance or begin something completely new here are 4 tips & techniques to reignite your motivation in an instant.

1. Shake Things Up

Sometimes losing our motivation is as simple as the fact that we have got complacent in our day-to-day lives. We find ourselves going through the motions and feeling uninspired, because every day feels the same.
If you feel this way, then it’s time to shake things up in order to create some new enthusiasm and passion in your life. What gets you excited? What do you love to do but never create time for? How do you act when you feel your most fulfilled, happy and healthy self? What could you start doing now to bring these things back to in your life?

2. Know your Why

Understanding your ‘why’ for doing something is critical in terms of having the motivation for it. A quote from Les brown helps put it into relevance; “when your why is big enough you will find your how”. Quite simply, if you really, truly want something then you will find a way to make it work.
Whatever it is that you are currently trying to get motivated about, focus on finding your why and your motivation will follow. For example “Why do I want to achieve this?” and “Why will this goal improve my life?”

3. Build on small successes

Start small and build yourself up from there. When we start something new we get super excited which is great, but when we get excited we often get a little too optimistic about what we are going to be able to achieve. Then when the initial excitement fades you are left with a mammoth goal that doesn’t feel achievable and quite frankly overwhelms you.
Start small. Knowing your main focus or ‘end goal’ is essential, but how are you planning to get yourself there? Consider what small actions you can take daily, weekly & monthly to help you achieve your long-term goal.

4. Eliminate the Negativity

When want to achieve something mind set is everything. Conduct an assessment on your mind-set around what you want to achieve; do you feel positive about it? Or do you find that you’re berating yourself, feeling that is impossible or that you don’t have the willpower to achieve it?
If you resonate with any of the latter then it’s time for a mind set overhaul! Start monitoring your thoughts, paying particular attention to negative ones. Then get objective; you might be thinking, “I can’t do this” so I want you to ask yourself why. “Why can’t I do this, what proof do I have that this is unachievable?”
Maybe you find yourself saying “There’s just no way I have time this week”. Again, get objective & ask why. “Why do I not have time? What am I choosing to do instead of prioritising this?”

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