3 ways to get and stay motivated
How are you? Can you believe it's already October?! 🍂
I've heard many people say lately that they are strongly feeling the seasonal transition from Summer to Autumn.🍁
I must admit that the change in the amount of sunlight and temperature also greatly affected my energy levels, and not for the better.⚡
How are you feeling?
Are you feeling like a Duracell bunny? still fresh from summer?
Or maybe you are feeling the effects of the seasonal and planetary shifts - hello Mercury & Mars retrograde!- with energy and focus scattered, feeling all over the place?
Recently, I've often been having conversations with people about the role building momentum plays in helping them stay focused and motivated to achieve their goals.
Even the most motivated of us can feel unmotivated at times.
One of the reasons people work with me as their coach is to tap into the clarity, focus, and motivation to reach their goals faster.
Sometimes we get so stuck that even thinking about taking action seems too difficult.
When you have momentum, you feel as if anything is possible.
You can confidently take action and capture more opportunities.
But when you lose momentum, it's easy to feel uninspired, stuck, and unmotivated.
And I know that at certain times of the year we need an extra push to create more of that motivation and momentum than others.
As we transition from the shiny summer to the colder autumn, we often feel a swirling mix of energies.
On the one hand, we are still kind of refreshed and recharged after the summer, excited about getting back into work…
On the other hand, the rather sudden change of weather can get us feeling like life is a bit upside down.
Even with all that enthusiasm after the holidays,
if we don't channel that energy in an intentional way…
before we know it, the momentum is lost, and the motivation is gone… we find ourselves waking up at the mercy of the dark and rainy November mornings…
Been there, done that?
Autumn can also feel like a re-set, ☀️
almost like the fresh start of a new year. 🎆
Are you ready to do it differently this time? Motivation is all about tapping into the right energy, and getting inspired and excited.
Building momentum comes from being in motion, taking action, making progress, and celebrating achievements.
Here are the 3 things you can do to increase your motivation when you're struggling to get motivated:
#1. Re-celebrate your past achievements 🎉
“Self-esteem is the reputation you have with yourself.” - Brian Tracy
We often try to motivate ourselves by thinking about an exciting future we want to create for ourselves. But, our past represents the best way to get and stay motivated.
When you identify and celebrate all the hardships you conquered, the progress you've made, and all the things you've achieved in the past, you'll feel more confident, motivated, and excited in the present, which will in turn increase your motivation and excitement about your future. Exercise #1:
Think back over the past year and identify the five most important things you've achieved or things you've made real progress on.
Identify everything where you have momentum and are excited right now.
Use these to create motivation to take action on achieving your new goals in the next 12 months. 💪
#2. Set exciting goals 🎯
To get and stay motivated, it's important to set goals that excite you and inspire you to take action.
When you get excited about your goal you want to make progress.
It's important to examine and define your motivation so you feel energized and excited about achieving your goal.
Even if “what” you are going after or “how” you are going after it might be externally defined (e.g. work projects), the “why” behind your goal should be internally meaningful for you.
Exercise #2: Write down your 3 recent goals (personal, professional etc.) and define your burning personal “why” for each. 🔥
#3. Record 3 daily wins 🏆
When you celebrate daily wins, and see the progress you're making, you daily build this achievement mindset, feeling even more energised and motivated.
To recognize and celebrate every small win is the best catalyst for building momentum.
It builds morale and motivation, and increases energy, excitement, happiness, and satisfaction.
It makes you more creative, focused, and productive and motivates you to push forward to achieve bigger results. Exercise #3:
For the next week, track, write down, celebrate 3 daily wins and see how your motivation increases by the end of the week. 😊
I hope you found this helpful, 🙏
When you apply these tips, I am looking forward to hearing from you!
Wishing you an energetic and productive Autumn,🔥