So you have all these great ideas, and you've got your goals, but how do you make it happen. I am going to choose a simple goal of reading 10 self-help book this month. Maybe that's not your goal, but you can still apply these ideas to whatever YOUR goals are.
1. You have to make a plan- saying "I want read 10 books this month" does you no good if you don't pick up the book. You have to make a plan to fit that into your day.
Which 10 books are you going to read? What time of day are you going to fit that into your schedule? Post your goals where you can see them, along with your plan to achieve those goals. Make a vision board, but some inspiration up on your wall. Those silly little quotes may be what gets you to read on that day that you were really busy and tired.
2.Start with small steps- You aren't going to start with all 10 books at the same time. You'll probably get more out of your efforts if you only do one or two at a time. maybe 1 audio book and 1 paper book to start with.
3. Keep on keepin' on- after you follow through your plan and finish 2 books, work on the next two on your list. Rinse, Lather, Repeat.
Now what do you do when you hit a wall. Most people will sabotage their own success over and over and over. If that sounds like you, don't give up. When you persevere you will eventually get a taste for success, and stop sabotaging yourself-or at least do it less often. What motivates you to get through these walls?
Your why! What is your reason for wanting to achieve this goal? For me reading motivational books is..... well, motivating. It's part of a bigger goal to have a successful business. It means I am continually in a place of trying to improve myself, and stay focused on my other goals. What do YOUR goals mean to you? Find some secific things you can physically DO. Go for a walk, yoga, eating healthier, lifting weights, some sort of art or creative work. Physically doing things will activate different parts of your brain and help you stay inspired to achieve your goals.
Thursday is the day I spotlight an essential oil, or oils. So today I bring you "MOTIVATE". As clearly stated by it's name it is a blend of oils which help motivate you to get moving. There is a science to aromatherapy. The certain smells activate specific parts of the brain. That's something for Science Satruday, but I want you to know it isn't all in your head. (Well... I guess it is actually, ha ha... Get it? Oh dear ) You can put it in a diffuser, or on a pendant. Rub some into your hands and cup your hands over your nose, then take a nice deep breath. You will be surprised how much something like a smell can help you keep pushing.
Anyway, you can read more about motivate in the document below.
Mother, Oiler, healthnut-ish, teacher, coach, wife, lover of life and all of it's simple gifts.