Motivation is the fuel that keeps us going. It's the reason we do anything at all. But what if you're having trouble motivating yourself? How can you stay motivated when everything just seems boring and uninteresting? We've got some tips for what works for us.
BELIEVE IN YOURSELF
The first step to getting motivated is believing in yourself. You must know that you are capable of achieving your goals and be confident that you have what it takes to get there. If you believe in yourself, then it will become easier for others to believe in you too.
ACKNOWLEDGE YOUR PROGRESSThe next time you need a boost of motivation, take a moment to look back on your progress. Maybe you've been exercising regularly for the past month and have noticed some changes in your body. Maybe last week was really tough when it came to sticking with your exercise plan, but this week has been much easier because of how far you've come. Whatever it is that's going right in your life right now, progress is worth celebrating!
Remember why you startedRemember why you started: Think about how you felt when you first thought about your goal. How did it make you feel? What was your mindset like at that time?
Remember where you were before: Think about what your life was like before you started working towards this goal. Did anything in particular stand out from that time period of your life? If so, how does it compare to where you are now with regard to reaching your goal and what steps have you taken since then.
Review your goals
Review your goals and make sure that they still align with what’s important to you. Sometimes, when we become too focused on a task or project, we lose sight of the bigger picture. But it’s important to regularly check in with yourself and make sure that whatever goal is motivating you hasn't lost its appeal. If it has, then it's time to re-evaluate what is driving your motivation and adjust accordingly.If this isn't part of your regular routine, then consider adding a review period into your month (perhaps at the end of each month) where you take half an hour or so away from work and just think about how things are going overall: Do you still believe in this? Have your priorities shifted? Are you letting yourself get distracted by smaller tasks or projects? It may seem like extra work initially -- but it helps keep things on track for long-term success
Surround yourself with positive peopleIt's important to surround yourself with positive people, whether it's your friends and family or your co-workers. They can be a great source of encouragement for you, especially when you need it the most.
Positive people can help you stay motivated because they'll serve as an example of what's possible when you apply yourself. When you see how far someone else has come, it gives you hope that your own goals are within reach too. Positive people also provide insight into how to get where they are today—and that knowledge is priceless!
Positive people will keep you focused on the progress that has been made so far and help keep things in perspective when things aren't going as planned (or worse yet, when they're not at all). When life gets tough, having someone around who understands what it feels like to face obstacles makes all the difference in having the strength to persevere through them until success is reached. And once things start going well again? Positive people know just how much celebration is needed!
Reward yourselfWhen you’re trying to stick to a goal, it can be helpful to reward yourself when you reach a milestone. This could mean rewarding yourself as soon as you accomplish a specific task or giving yourself a reward after the week is over. Rewards don’t have to be material things; they can also be smaller things that are meaningful and make you feel good.
Rewarding yourself is not only good for motivation but also self-esteem building and establishing healthy habits.