Happy 2019. Welcome to a brand new chapter, a new 12 months of possibilities, a new chance to make new year’s resolutions stick. If you’re like most people, motivation and keeping motivated is the biggest obstacle between you and accomplishing your goals. Here are four pro tips to mastering motivation.
Self-Talk Time: You’re Amazing
The first step towards mastering motivation is believing in yourself. You’ll make a false start if you begin a new path defeated. Remember, you are capable, you are strong, you are can do anything you put your mind to. It’s so easy to put limitations on ourselves just because we aren’t confident in our own abilities. The best way to kick start motivation is to believe that you can accomplish your goals.
Write Your Plan
Go old school with pad and pencil, or an app on your phone to organize your thoughts and plan out our goals. Be specific: what do you really want to do and what will you need to check off to accomplish it?
Place this list somewhere you’ll see it, that way you’re constantly reminded and encouraged to stay focused. Pin it up on your bathroom mirror, stick it to your fridge, clip it in your car, or set it as a screen background on your phone, tablet, or laptop. You can even set reminders on your device with encouraging phrases to keep you motivated.
Every time you accomplish a step in the process, check it off, highlight it, or strike through it. This will help you see you’re really making progress and staying motivated. There’s something so satisfying about physically crossing off what you’ve accomplished