The month of February is all about love, and American heart month, has us talking about loving yourself in many different ways. One part of self-love that a lot of us struggle with revolves around motivation. If you think about it, keeping yourself motivated is one of the best (and hardest) ways to love yourself. Motivation is the key to accomplish all of your goals. Everything that we have set out to do in 2019 (lose weight, grow our hair, etc…) all require a healthy motivation in order to accomplish them. So today, I’d thought we discuss the to 3 things you can do to increase your motivation and shoot for the moon, before we get there thought, I thought i’d mention something about motivation.
The truth about motivation.
A lot of people believe that motivation is one of those things that you either have it or you don’t. I’m here to tell you that I don’t believe that statement is the truth. In my opinion, motivation is nothing more then making yourself do something even if you don’t want to, regardless of what the reasoning behind it is. Motivation isn’t some magic feeling that just makes you want to do certain things, like workout for instance, it’s the strength to get up and workout even when you don’t want to, and like all your other muscles, training it even just a little goes a long way. So here are my top three tips to strength train your motivation, and fall back in love with yourself, and with your goals.
Setting stringent goals is good for you right? Not in my experience. Personally when I let myself be more flexible with my goals, I end up achieving them, more often then when I’m not. You see, motivation is mental and things like guilt can block you from summoning the strength to do what you got to do, and sometimes can even make you feel depressed. (thats like working out with weights that are too heavy!) Being flexible with you goals can stop you from beating yourself up over petty things like missing one workout day. Let that day go by, rest if you need to, then get back on board, knowing that as long as you’re giving it your all, you’ll get there one day.
While motivation is summoning the strength to do the things you don’t want to do, a new found inspiration can make you want to do those things. I think back to when I started my hair journey, one of the biggest differences between then and now is how much youtube I watched. Doing your research whether it be a Youtube tutorial or book from the library, can inspire you to want to do whatever it is your dreading. Next time your rationalizing all of the reasons why you shouldn’t do something, pop on a youtube video, do some research, and get inspired.
Make your goals attainable
This one should go without saying but you know I have to mention it. Stop telling yourself your going to get your “summer body” right when spring is almost over. If you have a couple of pounds to lose then that’s okay, but if you’ve been struggling with your weight for a while now then find out what a healthy amount of weight to lose for your body type is and start there. Stop trying to double it, or lose it faster then what’s healthy just because you have an event coming up. Make sure your goals are possible for you and give it everything you got. (and if you’re still struggling find out What’s really stopping you from reaching your health goals)
I hope that you can take some of this advice and use it right away. All of us here at BGH are rooting for you, and don’t forget to take advantage of our new membership and become an even more integrated part of the BGH community
And don’t forget to Live your best life sis!