5 Steps Towards Motivation
You don’t have to wait for a Monday to come around to turn your week around. You don’t even have to wait for another minute, you can always just start now!
We have all experienced the feeling of being stuck in a rut, where excitement and playfulness are just distant memories in our dull and uneventful life. Seemingly, the longer we are in a rut, the harder it is to get out of it. It can greatly affect our wellbeing, as well as our overall mental health. In the spirit of spring cleaning we all need to find the motivation for, we present to you a couple of suggestions for finding motivation and keeping the momentum going.
If a task takes less than a minute, do it now.
It might only be a small thing but doing it immediately will give you that boost you need in order to conquer other tasks. The sense of gratification after finishing a task will keep you motivated for longer.
Have a to-do list.
No matter how big or small the task is, put it on the to-do list. It can be anything from making dinner, practising the guitar for half an hour to a Zoom coffee with a friend. This will give your days a sense of purpose. However, if you don’t succeed in finishing your daily tasks, there is no need for feeling guilty, just reschedule the task.
Find people that motivate you.
Surround yourself with positivity and people with a positive mindset. Seeing someone passionate about their lives and their dreams is likely to spark your inner fire too. Constructing your social media feed by following the people that motivate you has become increasingly important as well as people that surround you.
Where does your attention go?
Similarly to the last point, it’s important to notice how we spend our days and take a look at our habits. We are what we do, not what we’re thinking about doing. Analyse where your attention goes and whether or not that benefits you. Giving our energy to unhelpful patterns or habits can decrease motivation.
Keep promises to yourself.
Promise yourself you will wake up early. Promise yourself you will eat breakfast. Promise yourself you will spend time just writing lyrics without distractions. This builds consistency and momentum, it also builds self-esteem and a higher feeling of self-worth.
This is by no means an extensive list, but it is a good starting point. Keep in mind that you don’t have to wait for a Monday to come around to turn your week around. You don’t even have to wait for another minute, you can always just start now.