Recently, I was filling out an important application form, which took me couple of weeks to work on. The application required so much tweaking, adjusting and thinking things through, just to get my answers into the shape I was 100% happy with. I eventually submitted it last Thursday, with a very positive feeling and knowing that I’ve done my best.
And this has inspired today’s post.
When you are working on something, such as filling out an important application form, changing a diet or perhaps writing a book, you need to be disciplined. But having discipline also requires certain amount of motivation. And I know, from my own experience, that motivation is not always there when you need it. Very often, you have to begin, keep going and then you become motivated.
This week, I’d like to share with you my 3 favourite ways to motivate yourself:
1) Plan ahead and keep promises to yourself
When I was working on the application form, I set the time of the day I’d be working on it. This helped me to stay on track and do certain amount of work every single day. Make an appointments with yourself. Set a reminder on your phone or write it down in your diary. Once it’s written down, don’t postpone it and don’t procrastinate. Keep promises to yourself. Treat it as an important appointment you need to attend. This is about your future. Be disciplined.
2) Have a positive mindset
I know this can be easier said then done, but staying positive is very important. What often helps me to keep a positive mindset, is looking after myself (drinking enough water, eating nourishing food, keeping promises to myself, as mentioned above, and finding moments of stillness, daily). It energises me and helps me to stay motivated.
3) Keep reminding yourself why you are doing, what you are doing
Do you want to get to the next level? Do you want to create something better for yourself, because you are currently not happy with your current situation? Do you want a better career or more opportunities? Do you want to feel more content? I’m sure you do. And I know when you are working on changing your life or working towards something, you may not always feel motivated. That’s completely understandable. Try this: When you feel de-motivated, remind yourself why you are doing, what you are doing and simply get on with it, even when you don’t feel like it. Many successful people kept going, because they set their minds to something and kept working towards it. They kept going and then they became successful.
I hope these tips have inspired you. If you have any questions or comments, please don’t hesitate to contact me:
Keep well and stay motivated,