How are you doing on your New Year’s resolutions? Or are you more of a monthly goals kind of person? Regardless of what you are trying to achieve, motivation is key to following through. This is how to motivate yourself to work towards your goals:
5 Science-Backed Ways To Increase Your Motivation This Week
“Sometimes the only thing standing between you and being your better self is motivation. What else compels you to push yourself, work harder, overcome challenges, or go that extra mile? Be it at the office or at the gym, motivation is a key component to achieving our goals. And while getting motivated is no easy feat, there's a proven science behind increasing your motivation.”
8 Experiments In Motivation
By Zen Habits
“I was talking to a 19-year-old recently and he has been struggling with motivation. His problem goes like this: he gets excited about starting a project or plan, and is very motivated at the start … but after a few days, that feeling dies down, and he starts procrastinating.
He really does want to do the project or follow through on the plan, but the motivation inevitably drops away. I told him this is something he should devote some effort to figuring out, because very few problems are as important to solve as this one.
I suggested experiments in motivation. Every person is motivated differently (and in fact, that can shift), so finding methods that motivate you personally is a matter of experimenting. I’m writing this post for him, and anyone else who might want to try these experiments.”
Sustainable Motivation For New Year Resolutions
“As this year winds down and the new year approaches, many of us are reflecting and setting new goals. Maybe we want to get a new job, or form closer relationships with partners, colleagues, or friends. Maybe we want to get more involved in helping our communities. Maybe we want to get fitter or healthier (this is mine, by the way... again...).
Our underlying motivation for these goals is crucially important in determining whether we will be stick with the pursuit of a goal or not. So often when setting goals, we focus on what we want to do and do not dig into why we want to do it. Yet it is this deeper self-reflection that drives sustained commitment to a new habit or behavior.”