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We’ve all been there: One minute you’re work­ing to­ward your goals with mo­men­tum, and the next you’re buried in frus­tra­tion. Dur­ing those hard times, feel­ing over­whelmed is to­tally nor­mal, but don’t wa­ver. Quit­ting is the quick road to a des­ti­na­tion that you never want to reach.

Ad­dress­ing a mo­ti­va­tion slump is sim­pler than you may think. A tool I use daily is tun­ing in to my in­ner com­pass, and it will work for you too: Be­fore mak­ing choices (big and small), play out the sto­ry­line 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!

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