Have you ever caught the scent of something that takes you back to a specific moment in time? Or have you ever heard a song that instantly reminds you of something you haven’t thought about in a long time? Isn’t that amazing? Our senses are powerful.
Although I don’t fully understand how, it seems that our senses engage our brains in a special way. Things we see, taste, smell, touch and hear directly impact our thoughts. This power is worth harnessing in our quest to stay motivated as we pursue our goals.
Consider the setting(s) in which you are trying to stay strong. For example, maybe it is the car you drive to the gym or the desk where you work. Can you listen to a favorite playlist on the drive? Can you light a scented candle or hang an inspirational image at your desk?
When we acknowledge our senses as resources for staying motivated, we can take intentional action to use them in our favor. Enhance your action space with whatever keeps you going.