Hey guys!! For this post, I want to discuss something super important: motivation. We all want it and frankly, we all need it. Motivation is the drive that leads us towards success and achieving your goals. I know that sometimes it is hard to feel motivated enough to work towards something you want. We sometimes put it off and say ” some other time” to the things we need to do now!
So, enough with the pep talk, let’s get to the good stuff. Here are 10 ways you can feel the motivating vibration in your body today!
1. Know what you want
In order to understand what you’re putting all of your positive energy and inspiration into, you have to really take the time to think about what you want. You can sit and brainstorm, writing down what your main aspirations are. You may have several goals, or just one main goal; either way this is the essential time you need to take in order to make your way to the life you desire!
2. Write down your goals
This is simple, but effective. You can write down all of your goals in a journal or type them on your phone. These can be any type of goals; you may want to write down your goals for just today, a week, a month, a year, or even your life-goals! Writing these goals down and keeping them at a place where you can see them is a reminder for you to achieve the things you wish to accomplish! Looking at your list of goals throughout the day can help keep a positive mindset all day, which is needed for a productive life!
Yes, I am telling you to daydream! Daydream all day if you want! It’s not wishful thinking, it’s keeping the soul alive. Think about where you want to be in the future. Whether it is your dream job, house, partner, or location, visualizing will help you stay in that motivating mindset to keep working toward your dream. When I was stuck in high school classes, I would just visualize myself living my dream life, and I remained motivated and happy.
4. Look at inspiring quotes
Some of these quotes can be a bit cliche, but they are still inspiring. I have a folder of inspiring quotes on my phone that I look at often to keep myself from feeling down. You can find quotes for almost everything: health, following dreams, staying motivated, etc. I will give a couple of my quotes below that come from my notes.
“We can’t direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails” – Thomas S. Monson
“You can’t have a better tomorrow if you’re still thinking about yesterday.” – Unknown
“Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just to take the first step,” – Martin Luther King Jr.
5. Watch TED Talks
Man, there is nothing like getting motivated from someone talking so passionately about something they love. One way I motivate myself is by watching others talk about something they are passionate about. Whether or not it be the same passion I have, it gives off such a positive vibe. I will post a link to the official website and the page where they have categorized their motivational talks.
6. Declutter your space
Whether it be your desk, your room, or your own house, it is known that really decluttering the space around you helps to declutter your mind. You may be looking at your messy desk or room now and realizing this may be the cause of your delays or stress. Just like your space, it is filled with unnecessary things that are distracting you from your main goals. Take the time to minimize or at least organize your space and notice the difference your mind feels afterwards.
7. Observe others that are living your dream life
I know this can kind of be a punch in the face once you see someone living your dream life, but it can also be motivating. Whether it be a friend, a celebrity, or someone on Youtube, if you observe this person that shares almost the same goals as you, you will feel motivated to strive towards what you want like they are. For me, I feel more motivated and inspired to act on my dreams when I watch videos of people who share the same goals and interests as me. You can also gain ideas on how to achieve these goals by observing these certain people. Try this and see if you feel more motivated to attack your goals every day!
8. Say your mantras
By reciting mantras to yourself, you are bringing more positivity and motivation into your soul. These mantras can also lift up your mood and attract more opportunities into your life. Choose mantras that resonate with you and your dreams so they are more effective. Reciting mantras like, “don’t wish for it, work for it,” or “I have the ability to achieve everything I desire” in the morning and even throughout the day will remind yourself to stay focused on what you really want.
9. Track your progress
If you have worked hard at something you want for weeks, there has bound to be some type of progress happening. Take time to notice where you are and if there are any signs of progression. If you are looking towards weight loss, check to see if you fit into a piece of clothing you couldn’t wear before. If you are trying to accomplish something towards a goal or dream, notice where you are now and if you are getting closer and closer to that goal. There can be an abundance of ways to see progression; you can even start to notice a change of mood or behavior since you started to work toward this goal.
10. Kick procrastination in the butt
Procrastination can be our worst enemy. We face obstacles that we believe we can’t accomplish or scare us. Your mind will tell you to take a break and you can do it “later,” but then later ends up being you wasting almost a week of feeling lazy when you should be feeling good! It is such a rewarding feeling to finish the thing you have been dreading or scared of. If you ever face something you are unsure how to go about or it feels like a lot, just think of how you will feel once it is completed. That should be enough to get you to work and completing that goal. Here is a little mantra from my mom that helps her beat procrastination: “the dread is worse than the doing”
Those were some of my favorite ways to motivated myself into shape. I hope you find at least one or two of these to be useful in your daily routine. 🙂