We all have days where we just don’t feel like going for a walk, doing exercise or cooking a wholesome dinner. During the winter season though, it’s easy to let a day like this turn into a week of morning sleep-ins and zero motivation. Now we’re not saying rest days aren’t important but most of us people have the tendency to be susceptible to the ‘mental block’. Whether it’s at work, home or working out, it’s important to acknowledge when you’re starting to feel unmotivated before you slide too far off the bandwagon. The question is: how do we push through that mental block and gain our motivation back?
Here are 5 tips to stay motivated and push through that mental block:
Revise your goals
If you haven’t already. Set some goals. If you need help with this read the StrongBody Blog “Are you setting goals?“. If you did this at the start of your transformation journey, congrats! When last did you revise these goals? Go back and read what you wrote down. Adjust the goals if need be. It’s a good idea to make an effort to revise your goals every morning before you start your day. This will keep you focused on your true desires and help push through.
Make your goals public – talk to friends and family
Talking to people you trust and know will support your goals is a great way to keep you accountable. Once you open the conversation about where you’re heading and why you are doing it, people will be more prone to help you stay motivated where they can. You will probably be pleasantly surprised as to how many other people are in the same boat as you and need help too. You never know, you might even land up acquiring a workout buddy.
Reflect on your progress thus far
When last did you reflect on what you have achieved already? Have a good long think about this, or better yet write it down.
Use the power of rewards
Rewards can be a great motivator. It is important to reward yourself according to your goals though. If you want to lose weight, reward yourself with new clothes once you have achieved your desired weight. If you want to hit a target at work, reward yourself by going to a nice dinner with a friend to celebrate. By keeping your rewards relevant to your goals, we are reminded why we set the goal in the first place.
Practising mindfulness can be a sure way to stay positive. There are a few things you can do to practise mindfulness:
We hope this helps you overcome that mental block and get back to kicking some goals! Remember we are all in this together.