Life lately has become really overwhelming due to a lot of factors:
✓ house move
✓ work, which thankfully is a job I can do in the comfort of my home
✓ adulting (which I know majority of you out there that’s the same age as I am will know how this feels)
Recently, I turned a year older and at this stage in life, it came to a point wherein I would question everything. “Am I on the right (career) path?”, “Why do I feel like I’m stuck?”. Thankfully, Jek’s right here to always keep me on track. She’s been very patient with me especially during those times wherein I would break down and my anxiety attacks.
For those who are feeling the same thing and is feeling down and low lately, this post is for you. Here are some ways to motivate yourself which I’ve proven myself and has helped me get back on track and focus on achieving my short-term and long-term goals.
- Relax and take a deep breath. Close your eyes and visualize yourself reaching your goals.
- Create a mood board. You’ll feel motivated every time you get to see it, especially when you make it your computer’s wallpaper or by placing it on your desk.
- Make a to-do list. You’ll feel encouraged as you cross off items.
- Take a small step. You don’t have to immediately immerse yourself in the project and see it until completion right away. Just make baby steps, and take it one day at a time.
- When doing tasks you don’t want to do or don’t feel like doing at the moment, play energizing music to help you get through it.
- Push yourself. Realize that getting things done means giving yourself a little push sometimes.
- Set a deadline for a task to spur you to get it done before the time is up.
- Focus. Doing too many things at once can overwhelm you, so drop the multitasking and focus on one thing at a time.
- Let go of your fears, and you may feel brave enough to take on challenging tasks.
- Focus on the positive instead of the negative, and you’ll feel more inclined to start new projects and take risks.
- Don’t compare yourself with others or you’ll get discouraged. Compete against yourself.
- Have realistic expectations. Know yourself and how far you can go.
- If you fail, pick yourself up and keep going. Don’t let it derail you or cause you to lose confidence, which ends up affecting your motivation.
- Keep track with a journal. If you track your progress, you’ll be able to see it, which will help motivate you to continue or try even harder. In my case, I share my progress through this blog in the hopes of inspiring others.
- Find something you truly enjoy and do it. Pick up a hobby or start a collection, and it’ll make you excited about life.
- Take a break to get some rest and recharge your mind.
- Remove toxic people from your life and surround yourself with positivity. Follow motivational accounts online such as @millionaire_mentor, @garyvee, and @dailydose to name a few.
- Lastly, keep your plans to yourself (or keep it within your trusted circle). I noticed that the more you post about it online, the more it gets jinxed. Maybe it’s just me, but based on experience and what Jek and I believe in, jealous people will secretly wish you don’t succeed and will throw negative comments at you.
I hope this post has given you an idea and that boost to push yourself in achieving your goals! If you have anything to add or more motivational accounts to share, feel free to comment down below.