5 Ways to Fight the Funk
Having trouble finding motivation? Welcome to 2020. Here are 5 ways to get back on track when you find yourself in a funk.
- Set a goal. The number one way to find that fire again is to set a SMART goal — Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, Time-based. Write it down, say it out loud, and come back to it every time you’re feeling funky. Setting a goal for yourself gives you something to work toward and is essential in getting (and staying) motivated.
- Find friends. Surrounding yourself with hard-working, motivated people will rub off on you. It’s science. (We're pretty sure.) It’s easier to stay on track when all your friends are rockstars, and “motivated” will become your default when your inner circle is encouraging you to be better. When you find yourself in a rut, don’t try to dig yourself out alone — we’re humans, we need people. So make sure your people are good ones. (Pro tip: if you’re looking for good people, reach out to us. We’re here for you.)
- Visualize. Picture yourself where you want to be. You want to be 10lbs leaner? Picture it. You want to do 10 unbroken pull-ups? Envision yourself repping them out. If you can see it, you can achieve it. And having a clear visual representation of what success looks like will help get you out of bed to make it happen. It’ll keep you optimistic when you’re feeling discouraged and help you reach your goals. Period.
- Talk yourself up. Positive-self talk sounds lame, but it works! Even if you don’t feel like working out, even if you don’t care about doing ANYTHING today, telling yourself “I can and I will” might be all you need to get moving in the right direction. And if you need to repeat yourself, repeat yourself. Over and over and over again until you’re closer to where you want to be.
- Make a plan. You’ve heard it before: plan for success or prepare to fail. And it’s (almost always) true. One surefire way to gain some positive momentum is to sit down, grab a pen and paper, and write out a plan for success. Whether you want to get better in the gym, at home, at work, or from the comfort of your moms basement, taking the time to set the framework for success will help keep you motivated when your current “plan” ain’t workin.
Oh. And if all else fails: just get off your couch and get moving. An object in motion stays in motion – and that is science. Google "Newton's First."
Stay humble. Stay hopeful. Stay hungry. And prepare to beat the funk with a more-motivated you.
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