Motivation is a finicky one. You see the thing is, motivation is just like any other emotion; it comes and goes.
Excitement is not a constant emotion, neither is deep rooted anger. There are times when we feel an overwhelming sense of excitement and then there are times when we feel pissed off and angry.
The same goes for motivation.
There are times when we are so damn motivated and hit our goals hard with enthusiasm and other times when we are so unmotivated we just cannot be bothered.
We may feel unmotivated:
When the weather starts to get colder and the mornings darker.
When we are stuck in stagnation with our squat or not seeing our numbers increase on the bar.
When we are busting balls with our food choices and our body composition doesn’t seem to be changing despite our efforts.
We cannot always rely on achievements to always keep us motivated as there will 100% be times when we fail and reach bouts of stagnation.
Instead we need to truly recognise and acknowledge that despite motivation dropping we can get back into a state of progress by building habitual changes.
Us coaches are definitely not motivated every waking moment to tackle our goals.
Week 5 into our current program, “Ugh can’t be bothered…!”
A Monday “stuff it I have no energy after a big morning”
But we know that this is going to happen and have already set strategies in place to tackle it.
Training becomes a habitual practice.
Nourishing our bodies for our goals becomes habitual practice.
Sleep routines to support our health and goals becomes a habitual practice.
Sure there are times when these things don’t run super smooth, such is life.
But having habits in place to help you to address these things can however put you in a better position to get back on that horse.
Habits around your training.
Meal frequency that works for you and your lifestyle.
Days to rest and recover built into your weekly routine.
Habits around your self development.
Habits around your goals.
Weekly reflection habits to help support your growth.
There are so many areas of our lives that we can look at to create habits for to bring us closer to the end goal and ensure we don’t get trapped in a slump and can’t get out.
What habits do you need to look at to help support you when motivation drops off?
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