It might seem easy to know what overarching changes you want to make in your life: you want to be less stressed, you want to be healthier. But taking the steps to get there can be a lot more challenging.
Without a solid “Why”, you can find yourself feeling unmotivated to change.
A quick way of getting to the root of your desire to change is to go through the 5 Whys:
I want to exercise every day. – Why?
Because I want to get fitter. – Why?
So I can have more energy. – Why?
So I can do more things that make me happy. – Why?
So I can feel good about myself. – Why?
To have a more positive mindset and change my day today.
And that is your Why. Keep it in mind, write it down, and put it somewhere where you’ll see it every day to keep yourself motivated.
Once you have your Why, go through the prompts below:
- What would happen if you make the change?
- What would happen if you don’t?