The M word: Motivation. We all know it and it can be a real challenge at times. There are days where we’re more motivated than others, and that’s okay. But at some points in life there are times where motivation is lacking, so I thought I would share some tips on how to get motivated again!
In order to be motivated, you have to have a clear idea of what you are working towards. Create a realistic plan with big goals you want to accomplish. This can be anything from career goals to personal and life goals. Then take each big goal and create small mini goals and steps that you can do that gets you to reach those big goals. You want to push yourself a little bit, but it’s important to make sure your goals are attainable. Having a visual plan of everything you’re going to do with step by step tasks will help you see that if you put in the time and effort, you can actually accomplish it.
Once you have created your goals and plans, creating a visual representation of if that you see every day can be a great daily reminder to put in the work. Print off photos that relate to your goals and type and print out some of your goals to put on there too. You can do this on Pinterest, but I would suggest having a small board in your room so you’ll actually see it every morning. By having this hanging up you’ll be motivated to achieve your goals since you can’t forget them, and if you believe something will happen for long enough eventually it will happen.
One of the main ways I motivate myself is by following people on Instagram and Youtube who are working towards their goals and being productive. Whenever I’m feeling a little unmotivated I’ll watch someone’s vlog and Instagram story that is being productive in some way. Even if it’s just someone doing everyday things like cleaning, it still motivates me to get off my butt and do what I need to. Find people that motivate you in some way and feed off their good energy.
Watching a video of someone’s day or trying something new may help motivate you for a little while. But just know that at the end of the day you hold all the power. There is nothing wrong from getting motivation from outside. But motivation can really only come from you. It takes a lot of learning, self-discipline, and remembering what you want to achieve. You hold all the power on where you go in life. It’s a scary realization, but it also is a beautiful one. Everything is up to you.
Just like with everything in life it does take time, and it’s perfectly normal for motivation to come in waves. Just find what works for you and don’t be too hard on yourself. You’ll get where you were meant to go.