Despite coming from a range of professional and personal backgrounds, all of our AIA Vitality Ambassadors agreed on one thing: it’s OK to have days where you might struggle with motivation, and lose sight of your ‘why’.
But instead of beating ourselves up over missed targets, it’s important to maintain perspective, reset, and get back at it when you feel ready. “Don’t expect to be motivated every day,” says Laura. “Starting is the hardest part – so start small, and build up slowly.”
“If I was having an off-day, I would first tell myself it's OK to not feel up for it,” adds Dr. Jaime Lee. “It's OK to feel unmotivated. Be gentle with yourself. And then set a firm commitment that you need to do X by a certain date. It doesn't have to be a big commitment, just a small step that you commit to.”
Off days are completely normal. What counts is what you do next, and remembering why you’re doing it.