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The WOOP Motivational Method

We can go for a planned approach to achieve a goal, however small.

  • Wish: First, wish for what we want to achieve.
  • Outcome: Imagine what the outcome will be.
  • Obstacle: Identify what the obstacles will be.
  • Plan: Take into account the information gathered and come up with a plan.

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False and overly optimistic attitude about things turning normal quickly can set us up for disappointment, when things don’t go our way. There has to be a mindset shift where we focus on things we can control.

Small wins, where we do tiny things that help us lead a better life or jazzes up our routine can amplify our motivation levels.

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The ‘Blah’ Feeling: A Dip In Motivation

The Self-Determination Theory states that a person has three main psychological needs to feel motivated: Autonomy, competence and healthy relationships.

The pandemic has hit all these three needs, resulting in a huge dip in motivation, especially the intrinsic kind, which comes from doing meaningful and kind activities.

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Focusing on others more instead of just ourselves (the default, selfish behaviour) creates a sense of community and increases social support, helping a person cope and heal.

Doing good to others, acting in a social cause and supporting our family, friends and neighbours has a reciprocative effect that miraculously draws people together.

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Use the WOOP strategy for achieving goals:

  • Wish: What do you dream of achieving in the future?
  • Outcome: What form will that result take?
  • Obstacles: What’s in the way?
  • Plan: When that obstacle comes what will you do about it? 

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Don't Be Ashamed

Many people are too terrified to go to the gym because they're afraid of being judged by other people, but the reality most of the time is that nobody really cares.

If you're able to push yourself to get past through the discomfort for a couple of sessions then soon after you'll be changing your perspective of the gym.

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How to Get Motivated

Develop a Routine. Create a series of events that you always perform before doing a specific task.

  • Step 1: Start by doing something so easy that you can't say no to it. Your pre–game routine tells your mind, “This is what happens before I do ___.
    ”For example, In my writing routine I start by getting a glass of water. So easy, I can’t say no.
  • Step 2: Your routine should get you moving physically towards the end goal. Your mind and your motivation will follow your physical movement.
  • Step 3: Follow the same pattern every single time.

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