DO you ever struggle with staying motivated?
Motivation is a tricky thing. Especially when you are overwhelmed with a million things to do and have no idea how to get it all done!
I struggle with staying motivated all the time. I may appear as though I have endless energy but that is not always the case.
I have to work hard at staying motivated on certain things in order to get them done.
The things that a struggle with to stay motivated on are finishing my work, working out, eating healthy, making time for my husband and blogging.
These things may not seem like a lot but it’s hard to make sure you are giving a little bit of energy to everything without overwhelming yourself. And yes, at times I just don’t feel like doing anything, which is why I have to stay motivated.
So I came up with 5 easy tips to help you stay motived that really work:
USE A DAILY PLANNER! I plan out my weeks sometimes months in advance so that I know what I have to do at a specific time to stay on track.
USE AN HOURGLASS! ok this may sound like some crazy ancient thing, but it really works! I have an hourglass on my desk at work and I use it all the time to time myself to get things done efficiently. So, this is how it works, you turn the hourglass upside down and you do not stop working until your tasks are done or until the hourglass runs out. This helps keep you from distractions and helps you manage your time better. I do this with all my paperwork tasks at the office.
SET TIME BLOCKS FOR TASKS! This goes with the daily planner. I will portion off specific times of the day to complete certain tasks. So before work I block off 20mins to catch up on social media and blog stuff. Then, of course, at work I’m working and seeing patients, and then after work I have about 1 hour before my husband gets home. So durning that time I either blog again or work on instagram content. Then for 1 hour after that I cook/clean and then I have 1 hour to shower/prepare for the next day, then the rest of the night is to unwind and watch TV with my hubs.
SET TINY GOALS! I did this when I first started my blog. I would set tiny goals of things I wanted to achieve. I didn’t give myself a time frame, only cause I didn’t know what I was doing in the beginning. But I use the tiny goals motto to help me stay motivated in everything. Tiny goals are easier to reach and there is positive feedback quicker than large goals. So by setting small goals you are helping yourself stay more motivated through your journey. I especially do this with my healthy eating and workouts.
DO NOT COMPARE YOURSELF TO OTHERS! I wish someone told me this when I was younger, cause I have a really bad habit of doing it now. I constantly catch myself comparing myself to other girls and I get so discouraged and down about it. I have learned that by not comparing myself to others I stay much more motivated and in a positive mind frame overall. Of course, I will catch myself still doing it sometimes by saying, “wow I wish I had her body”, or “wow she is so photogenic”, or silly things like that. And to be honest that’s what social media does to us but you’re not helping anyone by comparing yourself to others. So I say, ignore others and stay focus on you!
So there you have it my top 5 tips on how to stay motivated on any task!
For other helpful advice pieces, check out my post on Top 8 Tips for Stress Relief.
Talk to you guys soon!