Ever have those days when you feel lazy and groggy? Your boss is always fussing about the deadlines, your significant other is getting on your nerves, the paycheck is late… We are only human, these kind of things affect us in our daily lives, so it’s normal to feel down every once in awhile. But this should not last long enough, because motivating yourself to do what you got to do is very important and will uplift your mood in no time.
MORNING PREPING UP
Every morning we get up, sometimes we have enough sleep and sometimes we don’t but we all have our morning rituals: shave, shower, wash teeth and gussy up a little. Preping yourself for something is very beneficial because you remind yourself on what needs to be done and how great you will feel after you achieve it. Say good thing or two to yourself in the morning and the morning will start good. It is important how you feel because if something affects your mood, then you are not in balance of what you need. If morning starts good – rest of the day will be even better!
SETTING UP THE GOAL
Ask yourself: What is my goal for today/tomorrow/next week/next year? What will I get out of it?
It is very important to identify your goal that you wish to accomplish, and sorting out what that something is that needs to be done and how will it affect your mood and your life when you achieve it. Visualize that something in your mind, and pretend just for a little while that you already have it – capture the moment where the good feeling starts sinking in. Wonder what this is? Motivation!
DO THE HARDEST TASK FIRST
You however CAN start with the smaller tasks first, but it’s not wrong doing it this way. Hardest tasks are the ones that require more time and the sooner you get the first task done, you will easily do the small tasks that await you. This will boost your confidence because you know that the hardest task is always tougher to do then the easy one.
DON’T COMPARE YOURSELF WITH OTHERS
Or at least try not doing that. It is not important if you next door neighbour has a big shiny car, or if your colleague has had a promotion, or your sibling was an overachiever – this doesn’t matter! You are the one living your life and setting your own rules! Seeing someone else having it all is inevitable but this should not affect you by killing your motivation. Everyone fights their own battles. People are always going to be ahead of you, but this doesn’t mean that you can’t catch up. So sit down, focus on you; on your own results and better yourself in any way you can think. You are the one making changes in your life so act like it.
REMEMBER YOUR ACHIEVEMENTS SO FAR
Failure can really mess people’s minds. It can mess with people to that extent that they simply give up on things. Don’t do this. Life is an open road – mile after a mile. Remember the time you did something good and that made you feel great about it? You don’t have to feel discouraged after a failure. There is always more stuff you did good than the ones you failed. Your worth is measured not on failures but on successes, no matter how small they are.