How To Find Daily Motivation
Hello Beautiful People,
Most people want to change at least one thing in their life. But it can be challenging to find the motivation just to make a start. Even the most motivated of us can feel unmotivated at times (which is totally normal). In fact, sometimes we get into such a slump that even thinking about making positive changes seems too difficult.
Motivation is central to creativity, productivity, and happiness. It’s what causes us to act, and when we act, we create movement, growth, and change; we feel involved, masterful, and significant; we feel powerful.
Getting the motivation, may seem impossible at times, but it’s not hopeless: with some small steps, baby ones in fact, you can get started down the road to positive change.
It may seem impossible at times, I’ve been there, and in fact I still feel that way from time to time. You’re not alone. But I’ve learned a lot and today I’ll be sharing with you guys ways to break out of a slump.
- Define your goals clearly:
If you want to get work done, you need to know what you’re doing. If you don’t define clear goals for your work or don’t know where you’re going, you’ll be aimless and unproductive. I would recommend splitting your goals and categorizing them; this way it would be easier to figure out how important they are and how to start tackling them.
- Start small. Really small:
If you are having a hard time getting started, it may be because you’re thinking too big.
- Find Inspiration:
Inspiration, for me, comes from others who have achieved what I want to achieve. When I can’t find the energy to work or just to do anything, I look to others for that spark of inspiration! Seeing other people pursue their goals and share their progress helps me so much, and it can do the same for you.
- Squash negative thoughts and replace them with positive ones:
Recognize negative self-talk, which is really what’s causing your slump. Then, try squashing those negative thoughts like a bug, and replace them with a corresponding positive thought. Squash, “This is too hard!” and replace it with, “I can do this!” It sounds corny, but it works. Really.
- Think about the benefits, not the difficulties:
One common problem is that we think about how hard something is. Instead of thinking about how hard something is, think about what you will get out of it. For example, instead of thinking about how tiring exercise can be, focus on how good you’ll feel when you’re done.
- Make a list and prioritize!
This is my favorite strategy and the number one way to motivate yourself! I love making a list and writing down everything I need to do. Sometimes I even include things I’ve already done–I always feel better when I can cross off a few things right off the bat. But keep in mind, when you’re creating a list, be realistic. Aim to accomplish 3-5 “important” things per day, and write your list around those.
Hope you enjoyed todays post!