Women think they aren’t motivated.
Clients straight up tell me “I’m just not feeling motivated”
When I dig a little deeper, I often find out:
1. She’s not getting enough sleep (or she is going to bed near or after midnight)
Sleep is how our bodies recover and recharge, it is the time when your brain repairs itself.
When you don’t get enough sleep (or aren’t getting to bed early enough) your body is in “get through the day” mode, not “I want to exercise and eat healthy” mode!
2. She is under a lot of stress. More than usual.
Since we are a society of “Go, go, go” and women carry the burden of working outside of the home AND inside the home AND the children (this is real or perceived), our responsibilities seem to be never ending and that is stressful!
Make sure to get some down time – read a fun book, watch a funny movie, hang out with someone who makes you laugh.
3. Her belief system is holding her back.
People incorrectly believe that you have to be motivated to do something. No, you don’t need motivation, you need to know that what you are doing is worth the effort, that it makes a difference or that it is valuable.
For example, you brush your teeth even when you are really, really tired because you believe it benefits you – it keeps the plaque away, makes your teeth look nice, prevents heart disease and cavities – you’re not motivated and inspired to brush your teeth, you just do it.
If you believe that exercise is hard or eating healthy is too hard or it doesn’t make a difference in your life, you won’t follow through for the long haul.
Here’s what you can do:
- Go to bed by 10 p.m. (if not, start working your way earlier by 15 minutes every week)
- Schedule time for down-time. If you don’t schedule it, it won’t happen
- Change your beliefs about what is possible.