Ten Tips to Stay Motivated

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Staying motivated is not always easy no matter what you are trying to accomplish. For those that are trying to get fit, motivation can even be harder.

Whatever it is that you are trying to get motivated to do; there are a few tips that can help. You can stay motivated to accomplish almost any goal.

  1. Change your routine and do it for your health: This can apply for those who are trying a new fitness routine. Schedule time for workouts and start cooking healthier meals at home. Achieve your goals because it will make you healthier. Anything you can do to make your goals easier to accomplish will help you stay motivated.
  2. Compare and critique : When you compare your goals to others and find what worked or did not work for them, you can stay motivated because you will find what will help you. Look at others around you and see the mistakes they may have made and try to keep yourself in line by not making the same mistakes.
  3. Watch a movie or listen to motivating music : You can get excited and motivated to reach your goals by watching a motivating movie or listening to music that will get you pumped about your goals. Look for movies that will help you see others work hard to reach their own goals. You will come out of the movie feeling ready to get busy and accomplish your goals. Music can also help you stay motivated. If you want to walk more, invest in a good portable music system and listen to upbeat music to keep you moving.
  4. Prove them wrong and impress others: Everyone is motivated for different reasons, but one way to stay motivated is to remember all the times someone told you that you couldn’t do it. Prove the negative people around you wrong and accomplish your goals to show them you can. While you should never try to live your life for the approval of others, you motivation may improve when you try to impress others. Feel good about what you can do, and others will notice the hard work.
  5. Do it because it is fun and you want to do it : You may want to achieve a goal that you find very difficult. It may help to stay motivated by finding something fun about what you are doing. Achieve your goals because you want to do it and not because others want you to. When you find intrinsic motivation, it will be easier to focus on your goals.
  6. Take advice and help others : Talk to others who have worked hard to accomplish the goals you are working towards. Listen to what they have to say and take their advice. For people who have already been there, they can offer valuable advice and this should help you stay motivated. Also, help others while you are accomplishing your goals. If you know someone else is depending on you, it will be easier for you to stay on track.
  7. Visualize and imagine your goals: When you have the ability to see your goals and imagine what the results will be, you are more likely to stay motivated. You may feel more motivated by a picture of what you are working towards or need a daily visual reminder of that dream vacation you are saving money for. By keeping a visual picture in your mind and imagining yourself at your result, you can stay motivated to accomplish any goal.
  8. Reward and treat yourself : Staying motivated can be easier if you take the time to reward and treat yourself when you reach small milestones along the way. If you are trying a new fitness plan, try to reward yourself with a new pair of gym shoes or maybe new workout equipment. Knowing that there is something good along the way to your goal, will help keep you excited about achieving your goals and you will stay motivated.
  9. Set small goals and take a break: Whether you are working towards saving money for a new house or trying to eat healthy to lose a few pounds, set small goals for yourself and take a break every once in awhile. By setting small goals, you will not feel too overwhelmed at one time. You can work on each step that will equal to big results in the end. Also, if you do get overwhelmed, take a break. Achieving your goals will not happen overnight. If you feel frustrated, take a day off and rethink your plans.
  10. Find a partner and do it for yourself: You can accomplish anything if you do it because you believe in yourself. If you work on a goal because you believe you can do it, it will be easy for you to stay motivated. While working on your goals, if you do need an extra push, find a partner who can keep you on track. You may have a friend who wants to lose weight or get in shape, too. Work with that person to motivate each other when your own motivation starts to sag.

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