5 Practical ways to stay motivated throughout the year

The current year, 2017, is in the mid stage and some of you would have lost your patience and motivation to fulfil your New Year Resolutions. There is no need to leave your set goals or planned resolutions. Here are a few ways to stay motivated and resolute throughout the year.

Put Your Back Against the Wall

We would accomplish a lot more if we took away our choices and only left ourselves with the option of completing a task right now. Convince yourself that if you do not complete it, today, right now, the world will end.

Talk Yourself Out Of Making Excuses

Excuses should not paralyse us into inaction. When next you begin convincing yourself to delay a task yell, “Stop! I will not be deterred – you low down, no good, sorry excuse for an excuse!” Once you start a task, it is never nearly as hard as it first seemed.

Encourage Others To Achieve Their Goals As You Strive Towards Yours

When we encourage others to achieve their goals, we are more likely to remain motivated by feeding off each other’s determination. We accomplish more when we feed off each other’s determination. Start a group, based on a shared goal, with friends and family.

Don’t Let A Little regression Stop Your Progress

When we experience setbacks, we should gather ourselves, reassess and modify our goals, if necessary, then keep moving forward. In fact, we should do this every two months or so even if we do not experience a setback.

Visualise Your Success And Failures

A lot of us visualise success but enough visualise the mental, emotional and physical pain that often come before it. Visualising them before and while working towards a goal creates an opportunity for us talk ourselves out of making excuses before we actually begin using them. This process also allows us to recognise and address the fears that may prevent us from accomplishing our goals.

Disclaimer – The views and opinions mentioned here are the writers’ own thoughts or based on the talks held with some of the professionals of respective fields. Never consider the tips or ideas mentioned on Stay Young & Healthy as a substitute for physician’s advice. At Stay Young & Healthy, we strongly advise you to consult your doctor for more details.