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Text of 7 Strategies For Improving Your Motivation
Its the desire to do things. Its the essential element in
setting and achieving goals. Were not always feeling 100%
motivated. BUT, research shows we can influence our level of
Behaviours Our thoughts (both conscious and unconscious) create
feelings which drive our behaviour. To change our behaviour we need
to change our thoughts. Thoughts Feelings
And produce outcomes / consequences Eg. We give up, Withdraw,
Get cranky with others Our thoughts Eg. Its too hard, Im not good
enough Create feelings Eg. Nervous, Anxious, Lose confidence Which
drive our actions / behaviours Eg. Procrastinate, Eat comfort food,
Get side-tracked ..
1. Notice the body signal - Where do you feel tight inside? 2.
Label the feeling - Im nervous 3. Whats the thought behind that
feeling? - Im not good enough 4. Change that thought - I am good
enough. - I can do this. - Its okay.
Set the goal and timeframe. A really big goal gives us
something to aim for And is much more motivating than smaller
Start with a small and achievable part of the goal. And keep at
it! Visualise your goal. This imprints it in your brain. Imagine
how it will feel when you achieve your goal.
Keep a positive attitude. Recognise your efforts and successes.
Compare yourself with yourself, not others.
Remember the journey towards your goal is also important. Enjoy
it! Today is your life make it a great day!