Hello there you!
Are you finding it hard to get motivated and taking action? But you’re feeling anxious or nervous about doing so?
I know how difficult it can be to actually start something new. Oh we all have great intentions, ideas in our heads – but getting that ball rolling is always a problem. But, the one thing that is so important about achieving your goals and successfully, is putting in the time, the work, the effort and most importantly ‘wanting’ to change and believing in yourself in the first place.
How taking action can become a success
In relation to my own goals ( I’ll use my successful weight loss story here). It took me quite some time to actually do it. I had 2 toddlers, I was tired and when your body is tired and stressed; oh boy do you crave that sugar more. And those cortisol levels are elevated. I just wanted to lose that baby weight!
I tried doing it myself, but failed and back to the start I went. But what was it that changed for me? How did I make it a success? I did it at a time where I felt 100% ready and to do it properly. I joined a weekly weight loss group and reached my goal and got to my target within a few months.
What made this a success for me? I stuck to group every single week, I believed I could do it and I was surrounded by a supportive community of people who were all there for the exact same reasons.
Yes, there are times when that motivation isn’t there, but it’s ok to have days like that, as long as you stick to your community of supporters. You are only human at the end of the day.
In relation to losing my weight, I still have to work hard on sticking to my loss. How do I do this? I still go to group as it’s a motivation tool to keep that weight off and also the encouragement is huge. Also realising how healthier I feel, physically and mentally. Do I want to return to my old habits? Absolutely not.
How to get that motivation off to a flying start and reaching those goals?
- Write down exactly what it is you want to achieve
- Set a time frame (say 3-6 months for example)
- What is it you want to do specifically?
- Look up groups and communities focusing on those goals
- Journaling is a great tool, and it gets those thoughts down
- Go for a good long walk, to clear the head and to soak up nature
- Take a step back from social media ( oh I know how much of a procrastination tool that can be)
- Listen to your gut instinct
- Most importantly; be ready for that change.
What is it you want to achieve?
What is it that stops you from taking that step forward?
Each step forward counts
Believe you can
And you will!
Thank you for stopping by and remember, you can always do what you put your mind to. And, with the proper support and tools, then you can certainly achieve success!