Everyone one of us has had days where we wish we could just be more motivated. Whether it’s starting a new project, cleaning the yard or even starting a business–sometimes motivation seems to be just around the corner yet it feels so far away. Nonetheless, there are so many seen and unseen advantages to being motivated. First off, if you want to be awesome, you must be motivated. When you’re motivated, you improve your self confidence because you feel proud that you practiced self-discipline in order to reach your goals. Motivation also helps to stretch yourself beyond your perceived limits. Read on to get more motivation in your life.
Remember your best moments
We’ve all had times in our lives when we felt we peaked and shined. These are personal moments of triumph that remind you who you are, what you are about and why you are chasing your unique goals. This is when you felt you were at the top of your game, and you knew exactly how to be awesome. This is also a time when you felt the most fulfilled, the most stretched and the most present. If you don’t feel awesome at the moment, remind yourself of the times that you were and use that to enhance your motivation.
Get up and move
There are so many benefits of regular exercise, it can take up several books to write. One of the immediate benefits is exercise enhances your mood, which may make you feel even more motivated. Yet, when you don’t exercise both your fitness and other goals may suffer in the process. You don’t have to know the exact science behind why exercise is naturally motivating, all you need to do is get up and move. Stretch, breathe, walk and clap your hands. If it helps, play your favorite music. Afterwards, reward yourself with a refreshing shower. After that, you’ll feel like you can take on the world!
Focus on one goal at a time
If you’ve ever felt like you were in a slump, it may be because you are overwhelmed with having too much going on in your life. Trying to do too much can sap both your energy and motivation. We are all guilty of trying to take on too much. Yet, it can be difficult to maintain your energy and your focus when you are trying to juggle too many things at once. Instead, why not focus on just one goal for now. Although difficult, you can move on to your next goal when you’ve accomplished your first goal.
Post your objective
Print up or write your goal in extra large letters such as “Walk 30 mins. Daily” and place it on your wall or refrigerator where you can see it. Place it on your computer desktop or even it add it to a reminder app you have on your phone. These big reminders will help to keep your focus and excitement going. To illustrate, if you want to get six-pack abs, you may even consider posting a picture of a model with the abs you want. You can also create some motivational quotes and posters to motivate yourself all the time.
Share your goal with others
You know that feeling of embarrassment when you know you’ve let people down? None of us likes that feeling. That is why when you’ve publicly shared your goal, you may just go the extra mile to accomplish it. The last thing you want is for people to say you are all talk and no walk. Having others get inspired by your motivation is just one way to be awesome. Say you wanted to compete in your first triathalon. You might tell your family, friends and coworkers about it. Now, these very people will start to ask you questions about training and diet tips. What happens is you just can’t back down even on days when you feel less-than-motivated. You just have to stick with it and complete it other wise face the feeling of shame. You can even blog about it to help motivate you even further. The next step is to hold yourself accountable. Don’t just commit once, but also give everyone progress updates.
Think about it every single day
You’ve heard about the self-fulfilling prophecy, right? This is where what you think about the most starts to become reality. You know how when you feel insecure and believe that no one will like you, that it then starts to come true? On the other hand, when you feel confident and truly believe that anyone would be lucky to know you–all of a sudden you’re most popular person around? Well, if you think about your goal everyday, it is much more likely to come true. This is where posting your goal somewhere you can easily see it helps the most. Sending yourself daily reminders is also beneficial. You can’t work on something you don’t think about. Plus, if you can commit to doing one small thing a day to help move you closer to your goal, then it will absolutely come true!