#4 Ways to keep yourself motivated

We’ve all woken up in the morning at some point feeling like doing nothing all day. Staying in bed sounds like a dream and procrastinating looks like the best option when you’re tired and you wanna switch off. But, if you’re anything like me, you know procrastinating is going to get you back into that vicious circle of giving up again and feeling depressed for having allowed yourself to give up.

I enjoy breaks just like everyone, however, I know that if I don’t write in this blog today for example I’m not gonna hit that 50-day streak I’ve been meaning to get to, and I’m also gonna feel like I’m letting myself down when I’ve fought so hard in the last few months to be consistent and write an article every day.

Writing every day is what keeps my dreams alive and as long as I do that in the morning each day I know I have the rest of the day to stay in bed if I want to whilst still knowing I’ve done my part and not given up on something I’ve worked so hard for.

Staying motivated every day is hard. That is why below you will find four ways of staying motivated and keeping your dreams alive that work for me and help me be consistent with my work even when all I want to do is stay in bed all day.

01


Remembering your end goal

Always remembering why I started my journey and where I want it to take me helps me stay focused and allows me to get out of bed and start the process of writing in the morning.

I may be groggy, tired, overworked but thinking of the joy I will feel when I get to where I want to be ensures I not only get out of bed, but I’m also 100% ready to give everything my best.

02


Having a support system

I always thought I could do this on my own without anybody by my side but it turns out I’m one of those people that shines when pushed and encouraged by others.

If I don’t feel like writing or doing something I know I have to do, my partner will always encourage me and remind me why this is important.

He will make me a cup of coffee and prepare breakfast so I can focus on my work instead of stress about how I’ll get everything done.

03


Reciting a mantra

Reciting a mantra in the morning when I feel like rubbish and don’t want to do anything reminds me of what’s important.

It grounds me and brings me back to the present, not the failures of my past but to today, where I am now and where I could be in the future if I just keep going.

Reciting mantras liberates me but also allows my dreams instead of my fears to take over my mind.

04


Creating SMART objectives

Your objectives need to be specific, measurable, achievable, relevant to you, and time-bound.

They must also be realistic so you feel like each day your work gets you closer and closer to your end goal.

These objectives help me keep up my positivity. They usually involve monthly views or likes and followers of this blog and each day’s stats make me feel better and motivate me to keep going because I can see the progress.

I hope you’ve found this useful. I’m curious as to what keeps you motivated. Please share in the comments!

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One Comment Add yours

  1. Lisa says:

    Love this! You covered a lot of great advice in a plain and simple way that can be easily implemented. Thank you for the inspiration!

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