Let’s face the facts, it is not every day that you wake up all pumped up and ready to take on the world. Some days, you wake to feel defeated, like carrying the world’s weight on your shoulders. On such days, you will discover that you need to put in an extra effort to stay motivated. Do you know you can spend all your days always on an all-time high? It doesn’t have to be a rocky ride anymore.
Your motivation doesn’t have to be anchored on how you feel some days. The circumstances surrounding your life don’t even have to determine how motivated you are at each point. What do you need to do to stay up even on days when all you want to do is curl up in bed and not do anything?
The techniques shared in this article will equip you to jump through the emotional hurdle and keep you motivated. Let’s take a sneak peek.
#1. Apply the power of one
Make it a practice to review your goals each morning and choose a particular goal you would work on for the day. This will help you to stay focused and fulfilled when you achieve the goal. We live in a world where there are a thousand and one things seeking attention.
The possibility, therefore, that you will be overwhelmed is there. By setting your goals and choosing one thing to achieve per time, you give your mind a sense of direction and purpose. With that comes the needed motivation and energy to achieve it.
#2. Be proactive
One of the red flags to watch out for each day is procrastination. It can sap you of the energy needed to stay motivated. This is true when you have clearly defined time-specific goals.
If you cannot meet up with those goals as a result of procrastination, you may not be able to muster the courage to try again. Whatever it is you need to do, be proactive in doing them so that you won’t have to be overwhelmed by the weight of unmet expectations and unfinished projects.
#3. Be motivated by others
There are so many people living around you, living their dreams, and impacting the world. Look at the lives of those people and get motivated. Mind you, the aim of looking at them is not to compare but to get fired up to do more.
There are also lots of books that can help you stay motivated daily. Go for those materials and feed on them. Motivational quotes are also a great way to stay pumped up. These quotes are priceless pearls from men who were successful in the path they chose. Dwell on these things.
#4. Make work fun
Who says those things you don’t like doing have to be all boring and mundane? You can spice it up. So instead of doing the dishes grudgingly, you can dance to a song while doing them. Why run those treadmills without any song blasting in the background? You can even attach rewards to jobs that you don’t enjoy doing to motivate yourself to do them.
#5. Keep your to-do list simple and straightforward.
There is no point in writing a tall list of things you would want to achieve without getting results. A mere glance at that long list can sap you of every energy to do anything. There is a better way of doing it.
Pick three or four things you would want to do and get it done with. Then go back and pick more. That way, you can break your activities into smaller chunks, therefore, making them easier to achieve.
#6. Get an accountability partner
As insignificant as an accountability partner may sound, it is vital to being motivated. Look out for someone you can be accountable to. Knowing you would have to give an account of the things you did and how well you could meet your goals comes with a level of motivation.
There are days when your motivation level will be pretty low. You don’t have to wait for something extraordinary to happen to get going again on such days. Simply apply these techniques and go-ahead to crush those goals.