Looking for motivation

Stawamus Chief, Squamish District

Do you often find yourself making excuses or changing your mind about accomplishing a daily task or two?

For instance, planning to go to the gym after work but changing your mind at the end of the day or trying to cook that delicious new dish but hesitating, and so on. Let’s admit it–we’ve all been there. Sometimes without us knowing, it’s motivation that we are lacking.

I’ve experienced the lack of motivation and looking back, I realized that I allowed my body to control my mind. In the past, when my body felt sluggish and tired, my mind would listen to my body and immediately I would drop all my daily goals down the drain. It became a repetitive routine in which I was unhappily dealing with almost on a daily basis.

Sometimes we don’t realize that we lack motivation that’s why we’re unable to accomplish the little tasks we set for ourselves such as: getting out of bed to the sound of our alarm, eating a well-balanced and nutritious meal, going to the gym as planned and so on.

If you can put into practice by accomplishing the little tasks throughout your day, then surely you can accomplish the bigger tasks in the long run.

The best place to look for motivation is within yourself. Yes, it’s true when you have someone such as a partner, fitness guru, business master, or anything that is there to motivate you, you will surely work harder. But think of the times when they’re not available to you, all you truly have is yourself.

Focus on you–your goals, hobbies and values in life. Think of the things that make you feel good about yourself and the things that inspire you to perform better in terms of fitness, relationships, careers, business and overall to become a better version of yourself.

If you cannot think of anything at the meantime, that is okay. There are so many activities out there that will boost your energy, confidence and motivation!

Infuse your life with action. Don’t wait for it to happen. Make it happen. – B. Whitford

Try taking a dance class, participating in a community run, cooking a new dish, going on a hike and so forth. In no time you will learn new things, discover your talents and passion, and surely advance your potentials.

Once motivation has push you up, don’t stop there. Keep pushing yourself so hard that at the end of the day you feel so burnt out because you gave it your all. Treat yourself well; buy yourself a new pair of shoes, go out for dinner, get a new hairdo, a massage, etc.

I find that when I treat myself to a new gym outfit or a pair of new runners, I am motivated to go to the gym regularly. As silly as it sounds, when I have a new playlist of upbeat music, I tend to run faster and for a longer period of time.

On a sunny day, I feel tremendously motivated to go for a long outdoor run. These are the little things that can motivate you. You can’t just sit there and wait for someone to come along. Look within yourself–find it, do it and be your own motivation.

You can do it,

Lia 😊

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