Motivation Monday: How to Stay Motivated

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I’ll let you in on a little secret – motivation does not last. To be constantly motivated, you have to ‘refresh’ your motivation as much as you can. This quote by Zig ZIglar sums this up perfectly:

“People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily”

 

So without further ado, here is how to get motivated and stay motivated:

Surround yourself with inspiration. This could mean posting motivational pictures around your room, house or workspace. Also don’t underestimate social media- follow accounts that inspire you and keep you on track with your goals whether it be instagram, facebook, tumblr, pinterest or twitter.

Wake up with gratitude. Be grateful for simply being alive, for having a roof over your head, for being safe, for being healthy or even something as little as having a yummy breakfast to look forward to. Every morning, think of at least 5 things you have to be thankful for. When you feel grateful, you feel empowered to make the best out of the day you have been blessed with.

Visualisation. Visualize achieving your goals and how amazing you will feel once you have achieved them.

Remember your motives. Why is this goal important to you? What would achieving this goal mean?

Be in the now. Worrying about the past and stressing about the future will be counterproductive to your motivation.

Be careful with whom you surround yourself with. Studies show that we start to become like the people we spend the most time with by mirroring their behaviours, beliefs, values and more. Therefore you need to limit the amount of time you spend around people who will drag you away from your goals.

Beware of perfectionism. This is a biggie for me and if it is for you too then memorise the phrase ‘good enough!’ The thought of making things perfect adds so much pressure to any goal and this will only deter you, as it seems like too much work. Instead, focus on your progress and how you are getting closer and closer to your goal.

Healthy lifestyle. To be able to achieve your goals you need the energy to do so – so eat a healthy diet and exercise regularly.

You are now ready to tackle this week ahead and show those goals whose boss! Let me know how your week goes and feel free to share any of your tips to staying motivated ☺ x

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