Tips to Get Your Motivation Back

Let’s face it, staying motivated isn’t always a walk in the park. There are moments, even for someone as passionate as me, where the drive to move forward in certain aspects of life seems to wane. From daily fitness routines to maintaining a balanced diet, ensuring adequate sleep, decluttering your living space, or even enhancing your parenting skills – motivation plays a crucial role.

Today, let’s embark on a journey to reignite that spark and boost your motivation, transforming any area of your life that feels stagnant.

Kickstarting Your Motivation

Starting is half the battle won. Choose any area you’ve been procrastinating on and take that first bold step. Whether it’s initiating a workout, cleaning your closet, or even improving your eating habits, allow yourself to engage in the activity for just five minutes. You’ll be surprised at how this simple trick can create a momentum strong enough to keep you going.

Decipher Your “Why”

Next, let’s dig deep and uncover the “why” behind your actions. What makes this journey worthwhile? Document the reasons why the neglected areas of your life deserve attention and how reviving good habits will make you feel. Perhaps it’s the surge of energy from eating healthy, or the confidence boost from regular exercise. Whatever it is, jot it down. Acknowledging your “why” serves as a powerful reminder that you are worth the effort and investment.

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Motivation and Planning

Now, armed with your “why”, it’s time to strategize. Grab a pen and paper (or your Push Journal), and draft a tangible plan. Whether it’s setting aside thirty minutes daily for quality relationship time, designating specific hours for work-related tasks, or planning your workout sessions throughout the week – having a written plan ensures accountability and direction. Remember, a plan that stays in your head is likely to be forgotten. But one that’s put on paper? That’s a roadmap to success.

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Finding Motivation in Music

Don’t underestimate the power of a good playlist. Music has the extraordinary ability to lift our spirits and reignite our drive. If you need proof, watch the documentary ‘Alive Inside’ and observe the remarkable influence of music on elderly patients. Craft your own motivational playlists that resonate with your goals. Let the beats and lyrics fuel your journey and watch as your motivation soars.

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Discipline and Habit: The Pillars of Motivation

Maintaining motivation is a long-term commitment and it requires discipline and the cultivation of habits. Implementing even one of these strategies can make a significant impact, helping to rekindle your enthusiasm and propel you forward. So, ask yourself, which area of your life is in dire need of a motivational boost? Make the decision to start, feel the momentum build, and remember, you’ve absolutely got this!

Essential Resources

Looking to dive deeper and uncover more strategies to stay motivated? 

  • Don’t miss out on episode #652 of The Chalene Show, packed with tips and insights to help you reclaim your drive. 
  • If you’re on a journey to creating healthier habits, join Phase it Up and discover a program that’s anything but ordinary. 
  • For those eager to master Instagram and boost engagement, InstaClubHub is your go-to resource. 
  • To connect with a community of like-minded individuals, be sure to check out our PodSquad on Facebook
  • Lastly, if you’re curious about uncovering your passions and hidden talents, visit

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