I am so struggling with motivation right now. This is the time of year, last year, where I really jumped in with both feet…and I’m just not feeling it. I’m trying to work on being more motivated.
I found these goals online today, and thought they were too good not to share!
- Set goals
Start with simple goals and then progress to longer range goals. Remember to make your goals realistic and achievable. It’s easy to get frustrated and give up if your goals are too ambitious.
- Make it fun
- Make physical activity part of your daily routine
If it’s hard to find time for exercise, don’t fall back on excuses. Schedule workouts as you would any other important activity.
- Put it on paper
Are you hoping to lose weight? Boost your energy? Sleep better? Manage a chronic condition? Write down your goals. Seeing the benefits of regular exercise and writing your goals down on paper may help you stay motivated.
- Join forces with friends, neighbors or others
You’re not in this alone.
- Reward yourself
After each exercise session, take a few minutes to savor the good feelings that exercise gives you.
- Be flexible
If you’re too busy to work out or simply don’t feel up to it, take a day or two off. Be gentle with yourself if you need a break. The important thing is to get back on track as soon as you can.