Because it can be HARD
As we face a global pandemic, it’s easy to feel unmotivated and like you’ve lost some of your purpose. Not knowing when we will gain our ‘normal’ lives back again can lead us to hit the snooze button on life. Here are some tips to help you get your motivation back!
Sit down with yourself
What do you want to achieve? You could use this time to find out what you’re passionate about. I always start with visualising a good day and how I feel at the end. I jot down the things I want to achieve in the day even if its just making a nice meal or reading a book. This helps to solidify your ideas. Think about what activities make you feel good.
Plan your day
Organise your ideas. There are lots of online planners and helpful apps that help you plan your day, but I don’t think you can beat a notebook.
Cut out distractions
I use an app called Flora which essentially ‘locks’ my phone, so I don’t get sucked into a social media hole when I’m doing the activities on my list. You don’t just have to do this if you’re working. I find it useful to utilise this if I just need a little break from the news or social media.
Make a new playlist
Honestly this was a game changer for me. Studies have shown that music can affect your mood, so it’s worth making a new playlist if you want to feel different!
Change your environment
There has never been a better time to move your furniture around. Getting some fresh air into the room and making sure my space is organised always helps me to feel more motivated.
I find that reading, particularly books around personal development, helps me to find motivation if I’m having an off-day. I’m currently reading the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People written by Stephen Covey and I highly recommend this if you need some serious inspiration!
This doesn’t have to be a full on workout, but just moving around a little bit can wake your brain up and make you feel better. Yoga with Adriene on YouTube has become my new go-to. Exercising regularly has been linked to increased self esteem and can translate itself into higher motivation levels so it’s worth doing, even if it’s just a little bit each day.