This post is something that has been weighing heavy on my heart for a while. I started this blog back in February with the initial intent to share my love of fitness, fashion and everything fun with anyone who wanted to hear it. In addition to starting this blog, I’ve also been studying to become a Certified Personal Trainer and working part time. With all of this on my plate, finding motivation to get everything done can be a bit of a challenge.
Working from home is a beast in and of itself but adding these other layers to it at all has only made it more complicated. When you work from home you must be able to motivate yourself in order to get anything done. It is anything but easy in most cases. Often times I’m typing blog posts and emails while a dog is licking my face and a kid is screaming at me to help them turn on the tv, get them a snack, etc. I can tell you that no one out there is motivated to do everything they need to do everyday. That’s just not realistic. I myself have been having a really hard time staying motivated lately.
Regardless of whether or not you want to do it, the work (or workout) still need to be done. So how do you push past that?
As easy as it would be to give up and give in, I know that it will only set me farther back from my goals in the long run. Most of the time at the end of a long day, the absolute last thing I want to do is study. I have to constantly remind myself of the ultimate end goal. There are times when it seems like I’m running in circles and not getting anywhere but giving up isn’t the answer. You must learn to be your own cheerleader! Celebrate your small victories and measure your progress regularly. Often times we don’t even realize how much our efforts are slowly adding up.
My biggest motivation is knowing that my children are watching my every move. My kids are constantly telling me they don’t want to do this, that or the other thing. To be completely honest, talking them through why they need to do it helps me to realize that I need to lead by example. They are my reason why for nearly everything I do. I want them to see me as their strong and fearless leader. I never want them to see me settling for “not feeling like it”.
Finding Motivation When You Have None:
- Write down your goals and measure your progress
- Allow yourself down time to relax and gather your thoughts
- Remind yourself why you want this
- Think about how great you will feel once you accomplish your goals
- Remember that every step you take towards your goals is a step in the right direction
- Remind yourself that quitting is never the answer
- Ask for help when you need it
- Seek an accountability partner or group
- Find a way to make the process more enjoyable such as listening to music
- Believe in yourself! Everything you get out of life ultimately boils down to what you put in.
How do you keep yourself motivated an on track?