I know that there are times when I have trouble staying motivated to do things. I try to do some or all of these tips below to stay motivated. I occasionally need a reminder every now and then.
- Make a To Do list
This is my number one thing to keep me going. I get a little boost of confidence when I get to cross something off on a list. You can make the to do list on your phone, on a piece of paper, on a napkin if that’s your sort of thing. Anything that you want to make a list on. I like doing it on a piece of paper or in my planner. That way I can cross it off physically.
- Take a Break
This might seem counterproductive but sometimes taking a break will help. Get up move or just do something else other than what your task currently is. It helps me to get things done if I can take a break.
- Break Things into Small Tasks
Sometimes things can get overwhelming with whatever task you are doing. If you are able to break it into smaller tasks it will help make it feel not so big. The smaller the task you break it up into the better. You can even combine tip number 1 with this one if you need to.
- Reward Yourself
After you complete a task give yourself a little reward. It doesn’t have to be anything extravagant. Just something that you consider to be a reward to you. Rewards are different for everyone.
- Take Care of Yourself
Self-care is super important. We live in a society that is always on the go. There is never enough time in the day to get all of our tasks done. There are times we are just going and don’t take care of ourselves. When you are feeling overworked or overwhelmed we don’t usually do our best on whatever task it is that we are trying to tackle. Continually practicing self care is important. So take that moment to do a face mask, have a glass of wine or just a quick little walk outside to get some fresh air.
Questions for you:
- What do you do to stay motivated?
- What is your favorite thing to reward yourself with?
- How do you practice self care?