Our frequent customer and great friend, Michael Vernon of www.conchconciergeweddings.com wanted to leave a personal testimonial based off of his dedicated field of weddings planning in South Florida. He writes,
I’ve had the pleasure over the years to live in a place people vacation. I’ve witnessed the beautiful rising of the Sun and the romantic setting of the Moon on many occassions. I’ve been in the wedding business for over ten years and still feel every emotion the bride, groom and even the in-laws do once they step barefoot on the sand and join in holy matrimony. The reason I’m writing this testimonial is to share with you the downside of being in a profession with high emotional aspects. It’s hard to stay professional when you feel the joy, worry or even sadness when it comes to high stress lifetime events. Where do I get the motivation every day to deliver such a high-note and positive experience for every client? I stay grounded. I remind myself that this is their special day and my daily stress cannot and should not affect it.
My morning routine of waking up at sunrise, meditating, working out and enjoying the nutrients of a delicious breakfast my wife makes every morning is how I stay grounded. I remind myself and my family that we are here to provide exceptional service and a memorable experience. If you ever lose motivation because of daily struggles, fear, or just plain laziness, remember that there are other people relying on you and your talents. You have so much to give. Get your mind right and everything will follow. Make your life memorable.”
What music or podcast do you listen to while working out? Do you have inspirational messages flowing throughout your headphones as your run? Are you making sure your body AND mind are set for the day before stress builds? We know how difficult it can be sometimes to motivate yourself to do the simple things, let alone the more challenging. Here are a few ways to stay motivated regardless of your situation or your ability.
Commit to doing your best. Commit to waking up in the morning without hitting that snooze button. Commit to telling yourself you CAN and you WILL. There’s no such thing as limitations. Limits are figments of your imagination. It’s your mind telling you NO until you say YES.
2. Set Up Goals
What are your daily goals? Wake up at 7am? Meditate? Run? Whatever your goals may be, make sure to set them realistically and effectively. If you aren’t a morning person, don’t expect to run 5 miles each morning. Set your goals up that will align you with your results.
3. Take Breaks
It’s important to push your comfort zone, but it isn’t as important as to have a healthy work-life balance. Take breaks after accomplishing three of your goals today. Take a walk, grab a snack, or take a bathroom breather (we’ve all done it). Keep yourself accountable with your health.
4. Ask For Feedback
Ask your coworkers or your closest loved ones and friends for honest feedback. Use this feedback not as criticism, but as motivation. Use what they tell you and multiply your efforts to achieving your goals quicker. Not everyone will pat you on your back, but they are the ones who will tell you the honest truth.
5. Don’t Focus On The Things You Can’t Control
Regardless of your ambition, there are still things you cannot control. The weather, the past or other people are some examples. Use your energy wisely. Don’t predict and don’t look back. Focus on now so you can create a ‘later’. You have the strength within you – tap into it.
Committing to working out and getting in shape is the first major step. Setting a fitness goal that is with in reach is pivotal for success. Saying “I am going to lose 20 pounds in 2 weeks” is unrealistic. If you set an unrealistic goal to start, you will feel as if you will never have achieved it in the end. A goal based upon weight is also not the greatest idea. It is much better to set improvement milestones such as increasing the time spent working out each week, after the first couple of weeks.
Once you have an attainable goal set, you must commit to attaining that goal. Only going 50% in on anything is going to leave you unsatisfied. That goes for any goals that you set in life. If you do not commit to the goal of bettering yourself then there will never be a sense of satisfaction.
Crushing the Challenges
It is essential to put yourself in the best position to be able to obtain the goals that you may have set for your self. For instance, maybe you are someone who does not like to have a lot of other people around you when you are working out. It may not allow you to do such a good workout or make you feel uncomfortable while working out. One challenge to overcome would be going to the gym at “off hours”. This means not going at prime time. Right after work, around 5 PM, everyone is trying to get their workout out of the way for the evening ahead. Do not think you will show up to the gym to find a small crowd. Try to go late hours or early morning so you can feel comfortable.
Another great tip to overcome challenges is to stay focused on your goal, write it down and put in places where you will see it. Set a reminder on your phone so everyday it will pop up showing your goal to keep it fresh and right in front of you.
Fitness goals are a wonderful way to feel accomplished but if you do not go about them the correct way you can feel too overwhelmed. Crushing a fitness goal is an amazing feeling. One way you can be sure to stay on track to that goal is to get a personal trainer. If you pay for personal training, because you have paid a good deal of money for it you will feel more obligated to actually go. The trainer can also to set up a regimen for you to stick to and take the guess work out of the things needed to be done to reach your fitness goal.