How To Get Mo­ti­vated:

4 strate­gies that work

Focus of SWFL - - Home & More - By Anna Apari­cio

Be­cause here is the thing: you may have a burn­ing de­sire to do some­thing, you may have the best will in the world, you may even know all the rea­sons why you should do it… but if you haven't done it yet, don't be sur­prised. Get­ting mo­ti­vated doesn't hap­pen by co­in­ci­dence or by mir­a­cle. Mo­ti­va­tion is not some­thing that some peo­ple have and oth­ers don't ei­ther. It is some­thing we all do, con­sciously or un­con­sciously, every­day! Mo­ti­va­tion is not some­thing you have or don't have; it is some­thing you do Take train­ing; for ex­am­ple, no­tice I say train­ing, and not ex­er­cis­ing! We want to do it, we know it is good for us, we know it is go­ing to make us look bet­ter and feel bet­ter… but after a hard day's work, when tired­ness sets in, who would blame us for want­ing to slouch on the couch and watch some TV while eat­ing our fa­vorite treat? Well, think of tak­ing a shower for a mo­ment. Most of us do it ev­ery day. We don't wait un­til we are all stinky to clean our­selves. We do it be­cause it is the right thing to do; it is time to take a shower. We are able to do this be­cause we have built up this good habit over the years through rep­e­ti­tion. We do it at the same time, in the same place, fol­low­ing the same rou­tine, which is so in­grained in our un­con­scious that we are barely aware of the process. If you want to get to the point where your train­ing rou­tine goes as smoothly as your shower rou­tine, start fol­low­ing the fol­low­ing th­ese rules:

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