Feeling unmotivated can affect many different areas of your life. It can make you feel like you don’t want to go to work or feel content in a job that you hate, it can make losing weight so much more difficult and it can make your life goals seem further away than ever. However, if you could find the key to motivating yourself then all this could change. You could start to get the life that you’ve always wanted and stop waiting around for something to just happen on its own.
So it’s time to get yourself motivated. Take hold of your life by the scruff of the neck and take control of things for yourself. No more waiting until tomorrow; it’s time to start your tomorrow, today.
Here are some great ways to motivate yourself in order to achieve your goals.
Two Heads Are Better Than One
Motivation is so much easier to find if there’s more than one of you in the same boat. If you try to go it alone and feel like you are starting to wain then there will be no one there to support you and spur you on. If you would like to lose weight then find a gym buddy who can help you to stick to your sessions, if you’re struggling at work then speak to your boss or a co-worker and see if they have any motivation for you. The more people you get involved the more you can keep each other going through the tough times.
Visualise The Finished Product
Whatever it is that you want to get yourself motivated for; it is important to try and visualise the you’ that has reached your goal. If you want to lose weight then keep thinking about a skinny you’ and all the good things that will come from the change you are making, and if your goal is to get that promotion at work then visualise yourself in your shiny new office and think about how wonderful it will be when you finally get that pay rise.
This is a technique that athletes regularly use to help them succeed in their sport. They picture themselves crossing the finishing line or scoring a goal and it makes it much easier to achieve it in reality.
Remove Negative Feelings
One thing that is sure to stop you from being motivated is negative feelings about yourself or the actions you have to complete to get where you want to be. You may feel that you are not good enough to get a promotion at work or that you are just one of these people that is always going to be overweight, but you don’t have to feel like that. These emotions are holding you back and so it is important to address them and remove them where possible.
Something which can help with this is NLP or neurolinguistic programming. The techniques taught on NLP courses will help you work past your negative feelings and no longer see them as road blocks. You will also learn how to set the right kinds of goals and how to achieve them where you have failed before.and some of the most qualified and respected practitioners will be on hand to guide you through the process.
Experiment To Find Your Inspiration
A great way to get yourself motivated is to find out what it is that inspires you and then seek it out every time you feel a little bit down. It may be that shopping for clothes motivates you to lose weight so that you can fit into that dress you have been admiring, or it could be that reading a certain genre of book makes you want to go out and be creative.
Whatever it is that makes you feel inspired it’s important to capture that and learn when you need to use it. By trying out different things you will eventually discover what it is that really drives you and success will be a lot easier to come by.
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Chris Mayhew has struggled with motivation in the past but now realises that nothing is going to change unless you make it happen yourself. He would recommend NLP from The Performance Partnership to anyone who needs help getting past their negative emotions.