“Showing up for yourself is the hardest thing”: Turia Pitt talks about motivation in the new year

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With the New Year comes unrealistic expectations and harsh judgement when we fail, but Turia Pitt is helping people reach their goals without the dread.

In 2011, Turia suffered burns to 65 per cent of her body after being caught in a fire during an 100km marathon. Following the incident, Turia has grown to become one of Australia’s most inspiration people.

Turia has given some amazing tips!

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In the New Year, the young mother has begun a new podcast titled ‘Turia Pitt: The First 30’ which helps people be more realistic about their goals for the year in five-minute episodes.

“There’s so much rhetoric out there about New Years. [In the] New Year you’ve got to set really massive goals for yourself and I think all of that is great but this podcast is more about how to make changes. Why consistency and showing up for yourself is the hardest thing,” she said.

“I think a big part of it is we’ve got really unrealistic expectations of ourselves.”

The incident occurred in 2011.

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“I don’t wake up in the morning and I say ‘yes, let’s do it. Let’s get this done. Now let’s crush it’. Like I’m tired, cranky, looking after the kids.”

According to Turia, the most vital part of ticking of your goals is consistency rather than forcing yourself to feel motivated everyday – which inevitably unsustainable.

“Rather than relying on something to always motivate you just focus on trying to be consistent and if I don’t want to go for a run I say to myself ‘just go for a five minutes and if you still feel like s—t then I can go home,” she said.

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“Rather than going back to unrealistic expectations, rather than having all these really high hopes for the day and then being disappointed when it didn’t roll out.”

A lot of Turia’s lessons also come from being a mother to two beautiful children Hakavai and Rahiti with partner Michael Hoskin.

“I’m overjoyed, delirious, sleep deprived and extremely emotional,” Turia previously confessed.

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