Wanna know what stops most people from achieving their goals?
“I don’t feel like it”.
Whether it’s getting up early on a cold morning to work out, or sitting down to work on your novel after a long day of work, parent/teacher interviews and a never ending pile of laundry – you’re not always going to feel like working towards your goals.
But here’s something you should know: how you feel is not set in stone.
You can change how you feel at any time!
People often assume that I must always be really motivated and want to train and work on my business all the time. Of course that’s not true! I love what I do, and I love working towards my ambitions – but I don’t wake up every morning with natural energy and enthusiasm.
I have to work on changing the way I feel all the time.
The good news is that there are plenty of ways to do this.
You can set intentions, you can engage in positive self talk, you can move your body and get a bit sweaty. But the tip I want to share with you today is an ultra simple one. You can do this anytime and anywhere, and it will help you shift the way you feel:
Whenever I need to pump myself up before I train, or whenever I need to focus on my work – I choose music that puts me in the right mood.
Before a run, I listen to old school hip hop like 2Pac.
For work, I like calm, focused, lyric-less music (I use a sound app called Brain FM, it’s genius and always helps me focus). Before I speak to a large crowd, I listen to uplifting songs that help me feel grateful and engaged. First thing in the morning, I put on upbeat pop.
Music can change your mood, your perspective and your energy. Use it to your advantage. – Tweet it!
Here’s what I want you to do:
Think of something you need to do regularly, but don’t always feel like doing.
Then, think of how you want to feel while doing that activity – the feeling that will make that activity easier, and more impactful.
Then, choose music that helps you connect to that feeling.
Next time you need to do that activity, play the music that will help you create the feeling you’re after.
To get you started, I thought I’d share two of my Spotify playlists with you.
My pump up playlist (be warned, there is plenty of explicit language in this one!
Now, over to you, I wanna hear what songs put you in the right frame of mind, and create the feeling required to work on your goals. Let me know in the comments below.
We can create one massive playlist together! Yeww!
Alright, that’s it from me.
Go play some tunes and I’ll be in touch next week with more strategies and tips for getting sh*t done and living a kickass life.