Motivation is the drive to achieve your goals or needs. It is influenced by:
-how much you want the goal
-what you will gain
-what you will lose from not achieving your goal
-your personal expectations
How do you stay on track to achieve your goals?
We all have things we want to accomplish in life, whether it’s learning a new skill, getting a promotion at work, or learning to play the guitar. But if you’re suffering from depression or anxiety, it can be hard to see those goals as achievable.
But there are things you can do! Here are some tips for staying motivated:
1. Make your goal part of your routine by using a diary or app for reminders.
2. Positive self-talk is important and effective in managing depression or anxiety. Instead of saying ‘I can’t’, say ‘I can try’.
3. Mindfulness helps keep you relaxed and focused when you need it most—and it’s something everyone can learn!
4. Start a class or join a support group. Support groups can be as effective as professional help without the cost or commitment of therapy.