Last updated May 7, 2020
More often than not, it is easy to find the motivation to complete any given task (well, maybe not going for a run … but that’s a different story). It is the ability to stay motivated that many people (including me!) find challenging. Here are 11 ways to stay motivated that I have found helpful! I hope you do too.
- Set SMART Goals
SMART goals are specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and time-bound. They help guide you through a task from start to finish, breaking in down into bite-sized chunks.
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- Visualise the Results
A part of setting SMART goals is visualizing the end result of a specific task. This helps you stay on track as you can see a clear path from A to B.
- Keep the Big Picture in Mind
Visualising the results lends its hand to keeping the bigger picture in mind. What is it that you are trying to achieve?
- Understand Your WHY
Knowing what you are trying to achieve is one thing, but knowing why you are doing it in the first place is the key to staying motivated. If you are dancing around a task it’s probably because you don’t see why you have to complete it. Dig a little deeper, uncover the why. If you can’t find any reason, it may mean you can give the task the flick.
- Get Organised and Stay Organised
If your head is jumbled, it’s hard to stay focussed (well, it is for me anyway). Layout everything you need, physically and mentally. Gather your resources before you start so you don’t have to stop halfway through something!
- Harness the Power of Optimism
Seriously, it does work. Of course, it’s not always going to be smooth sailing but staying optimistic will help you stay motivated.
- Tap into Other People’s Energy
Struggling to stay optimistic? Surround yourself with people that are!
- Be Consistent
A big part of staying motivated is being consistent. Take the time to plan when you are going to tackle a given task and stick to it. Consistently maintain the previous points and you’ll be on the right track!
- Do Not Worry About What You Cannot Control
Somethings are just out of your hands. Leave it that way. Don’t add unnecessary stress to your already jam-packed schedule.
- Be Creative and Approach Tasks in New Ways
Think outside the box! Finds ways to complete a task a little differently. Whether it’s the task itself or finding a new spot to tackle it in, it’s up to you.
- Finally, REWARD YOURSELF
However, you see fit. Treats, breaks, time out, flowers. Whatever you need to stay motivated!
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