It happens to all of us. Some days we just can’t seem to find the motivation to get up and get going. Sometimes it’s even longer than a few days, and that’s okay! Here are some tips to kick it into gear, get motivated, and keep it going.
Set Small and Specific Goals
Keep it simple – unload the dishwasher, make your bed, finally get around to that laundry you’ve been putting off. Tasks that can be completed easily will give you a little motivation to push you in the right direction. Specificity is important as it gives you a clear definition of your goals, being able to quantify these will keep you motivated until you reach it.
Confidence is Key
Confidence is so important in motivating you to complete a mission. Did you step out of your comfort zone and take on a project you wouldn’t normally have done? Don’t get overwhelmed – focus on the confidence it took even to agree to start it in the first place! Or give yourself some words of encouragement. Here are a few to get you started.
You are Who You Surround Yourself with
Find support from others who are positive and have goals in mind for themselves. Research shows positivity increases productivity, which goes hand in hand with motivation. Their attitude will undoubtedly rub off on you, and you can support and push each other to achieve your aspirations. Hold each other accountable to ensure you are staying focused.
Do not waste your time with energy drainers – those people that make you feel more exhausted after spending time with them. This is moving backward not forwards.
Take Care of Yourself
Eat healthy, exercise, get proper sleep. All of these key aspects work to increase our overall productivity and performance. When we have a better sense of balance, the more productive we can be. This increased productivity will serve as motivation to keep performing at this level.
Focus on the Future, but Remember to Stay Present
Always keep your goals in front of you to feed into your motivation. To maintain this focus, there’s a few things you can do – like set smaller milestones towards reaching the goal in mind. Here’s some practical tips to maximize productivity in order to achieve anything you set your mind to.
However, if you always focus on the next thing, you can feel unfulfilled. It’s important to take in the little things, and take each move towards your goals as a stepping stone to your final destination. Using these little “wins” as fuel to the fire to reach your big aspirations.