Getting motivated to do things, in the beginning, is easy.
Everyone goes through times when the energy to get stuff done just isn’t there anymore. The bed or literally anything other than those goals or dreams just seems to sound a lot better. You’re not alone. Even the most motivated of us can feel unmotivated time and time again. Yes, even your idols will feel demotivated.
But there is hope! By starting small and being consistent, you can set yourself up for success in whatever you are looking to accomplish! Get motivated!
1. Focus on One Goal
Whenever you feel unmotivated, it’s often because you have way too much going on in your life. There is just too much distraction, and you’re probably doing too much that can sap your energy and motivation.
When there are too many goals to accomplish all at the same time, it can take a lot more energy and more focus to maintain in order to complete the goals.
It is best to focus and put all your energy into one goal for now.
Once you accomplish that one goal, it will give you more momentum and excitement for the next goal you have.
2. Build Small Rewards in your Process to get Motivated
When you complete a goal or do what you said you would, it’s important to reward or celebrate it.
Setting in small rewards can get you motivated and make the journey so much easier. Life is to be enjoyed!
3. Be around Positive and Goal-oriented People to get Motivated
Do you notice your energy being drained when you are around the wrong people? It’s like being around your enemies. Nothing good comes out of it. Usually.
This is why we should associate with positive people with similar goals. It’s always nice to have someone who believes in us.
Having a friend with similar goals can keep you accountable for your goals because they will keep you in check and encourage you to get motivated and stay motivated.
4. Make your Goals Easier to Achieve to get Motivated
Before starting your goals or doing something you said you would do, make it as easy as possible to do it. Do one thing or set up many things that will make starting your goal a lot easier.
For example, if your goal is to work out, lay out your workout clothing way ahead of time before you work out.
5. Create a Game to get Motivated
You can build motivation when you turn it into a game. You can reframe your task into a game and turn your actions into rewards or punishment.
Let’s say if you wanted to feel motivated to work on your side hustle, you can commit to doing it five times a week and an hour each day. It should get you motivated to complete that task when there is a reward at the end.
If you do accomplish that during that week, then you should treat yourself.
On the other hand, if you don’t complete it during that week, then you should give up something you value.
Keep in mind to have some time off in-between in order to rest your mind and body for whatever you are doing.
6. Start Out Small and Progress Bigger
When you start with completing smaller goals, it gives you forward momentum and confidence to complete larger goals.
You can do it!
7. Do Something you Love!
What makes you excited when you think about it? What did you do in the past that caused you to lose track of time? What did you do that made you feel great!?
Figuring out a way to do whatever that is that you love to do will keep you away from anything that is wrong and get you through things that are just insanity! You will find inspiration in what you love doing.
8. Break Down Humongous Goals
Can you just feel it? That overwhelming feeling you have just thinking about those really really big goals of yours.
Those goals always seem impossible to achieve… until it’s done.
A good way to achieve large goals is to break them down into smaller steps and take it one step at a time. Then you’ll start seeing it come into reality!
It is always better to do things in steps rather than all at once.
9. Resetting the Focus
When our minds wander out of control and worry sets in, it does us no good. It isn’t our fault we live in an age full of constant distractions from everywhere.
The good news is that we are in control. That means we can redirect some of our attention and focus on the solution rather than the problems.
Take your attention away from the things you can’t control and focus on what you can control. Ask yourself, “What can I control and make better?”
Meditation is a powerful tool used by many very successful people.
Meditation is the practice of focused concentration and it has the potential to heal in many areas from the mind and the body. Anything from easing stress and reducing anxiety.
If you are a first timer, start by setting a timer for 1 to 5 minutes, and focus on your breath while listening to the inhalations and exhalations.