Motivation: Jen Wilderstrom
We’ve all been een there: t One minute you’re working toward owwaard your goals with momentum, and an the e next you’re buried in frustration. During Duringg those tho hard times, feeling overwhelmed is totally to ally normal, but don’t waver. Quitting is thee he quick qquick road ro to a destination that you never want wa to o reac reach.
Addressing singg a m motivation slump is simpler than you may ay th think. A tool I use daily is tuning in to my inner compass, o and it will work for you too: Before making choices (big and small), play out the story line in your head. Each decision will add up to you staying invested in your goal.
Imagine it’s a Monday, and you’re thinking of skipping the gym. Now consider whether you can live with the consequences. For me, missing a Monday always trips me up mentally, causing me to begin my week down on myself. But making my workout means I’m going to start my week in a solid place— and feel as if I can take on anything.
Picture your own positive scenario. Tell yourself that all you need to do is walk through that first doorway, whether it’s a figurative one (beginning a more positive thought process) or actually walking through the gym’s door. Then start slow. You know you’ll do better than you imagined— you always do!