Especially at this time of year it can be hard to keep those motivational levels at a high point. Let’s be honest, all we want to be doing is at home with our loved ones eating delicious food and have a good ol' jolly time. But unfortunately for most of us there is still a bit of time before we can be doing that just yet. So, I have decided to put together five tips that I have found, that may be useful to you.
The 5-minute rule.
Is there an essay or a piece of work that you really haven't found the motivation to start on just yet? Well, spend 5 minutes with your full attention on the piece of work and this is normally enough time to pass through the barrier and allow you to crack on. Before you know it, you may have even completed it.
Use inspiring quotes.
Inspiring quotes or inspiring talks have been a big part of my life for the past couple of years and honestly there's nothing more motivating then seeing your goals on your wall or hearing someone tell you, you can do this and that it takes small steps to achieve your bigger goals.
Listen to music.
This especially helps if it's something you need to do that it more hands on. I honestly rely on this probably a little too much as I use music as a motivator to get out of bed in the morning as those who have lived with me probably knows (whoops!).
Picture yourself succeeding.
Is this a task that is going to help you get one step closer to be that version of you that you dream of being. If so, doesn't that motivate you. If not, then spend 5 minutes a day reflecting on where you want to be. If you manifest these things, it is most likely to stay on your mind as a consistent motivator and encourage you that all these steps are just taking you to the place you need to be.
Celebrate your achievements.
This can be as small as a piece of chocolate for every paragraph you write or a good night out with your friends after a tough week. Either way make sure you treat yourself for all the hard work that you put into the things that you do.
What do you do to motivate yourself?