With the ease of lockdown measures and longer, brighter days, hopefully all of us can start to feel more like our “usual self”; more energised, motivated and positive. The increased sunshine during this time of year (although not always guaranteed in the UK 😊) also helps to boost our Vitamin D levels which plays a part in energy production, positive mood and feeling more motivated too.
Moving more, eating healthy foods, sleeping well, doing things that relax you and drinking plenty of fresh water daily are all ways in which we can help keep our bodies healthy and energetic.
Are finding you have lost your “Mo-Jo” and need some help with motivation and boosting those energy levels? ... then keep reading!
What is motivation? Where does it come from? How do we stay motivated when pursuing a new challenge?
You start to learn a new subject, look for a new job opportunity, change your diet, attempt to quit smoking, or change an unhelpful habit and you feel really motivated to start with, you manage a week, two weeks or more and yet at some point the motivation (or will power) to continue fails. Trust me, I’ve been there too, failed attempts in dieting, exercising and in my 20’s several failed attempts to quit smoking before I learnt about how our thoughts affect our feelings and behaviours.
So how do you keep motivated? The key to any successful behaviour change is to have a vision, who you want to be, what you want to achieve, how you want to feel. The vision needs to be set-in the future, maybe close your eyes and envision yourself being, doing and having what you desire. Take time to see, feel, hear the new situation, the new you. Make the vision so powerful that even on days when you lack motivation you can return to the vision to help find the motivation to make the change you want. Also, know it is ok to have days when you are unmotivated, rather than criticising yourself and your failed efforts remember you are on a journey and you can stop and start again each new day.
If you are interested in knowing more about motivation, we are offering a Motivate Me! coaching discovery taster of 3 one-hour sessions for £125.00 usually £225.00 during May. You will be guided through goal setting and NLP techniques to change unhelpful thought patterns and increase your motivation to achieve and make permanent changes.
Motivate Me: Coaching discovery taster of 3 one-hour sessions for £125.00 usually £225.00 during May.
For more information contact me on 07974095011 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to all my clients, family and friends who have supported my business during lockdown, who knew coaching on Zoom would be a thing a year ago! The great news is the new Wellbeing Coaching Office is now open in Huntingdon, 49A High Street, PE29 3AQ and hourly sessions and coaching packages are discounted by 25% throughout May 2021 with this article. I look forward to welcoming you to our new home in the heart of Huntingdon and wish all SPARK readers a happy, healthy and motivated May.
Suzi’s coaching qualifications include Master NLP Practitioner, Hypnotherapist and Time-Line Therapist (ABNLP). Suzi has also undertaken CBT, Life Coaching and regularly participates in continuous professional development and is registered with The Academy of Modern Applied Psychology.
Finding Your Motivation In May
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