Well here we are the beginning of the working week for most and for some the start of the new working year.
Usually it’s when we make a whole bunch of promises to ourselves to be more productive, to eat better and to exercise more. All goes good the first week and then slowly, slowly we fall back into the same pattern.
How do you keep the momentum going when it all seems all to much? First of all you need an end goal, a finish line in the distance. You need to visualise what you want the end result to be, without this you won’t be able to work out the path to get there.
Once you do this, work out how you are going to achieve your goal and keep motivated. What works for you. One thing that works for me is to do weekly checks to see if I am on track. Don’t worry if you have fallen off the path it will happen, get right back to it otherwise you will let it go.
One obstacle I often face is the worry of not getting enough support or feeling like I am in this alone. This is enough for me to let everything go. What I am learnt is that I can be my own support. My own cheerleader. You don’t need anyones encouragement or approval to keep going. You just have to have faith in yourself. Prove it to yourself you can do this!
Make sure to reward yourself when you reach your goal or goals along the way. Be kind to yourself and allowing yourself to celebrate a victory no matter how big or small it is will give you the encouragement to keep going.
Make Monday your best day. The start of something good and exciting. And if all else fails there is always coffee. Coffee solves everything.
Thank you for reading as always. Have a wonderful week ahead.
It’s that time of the week again! New week! New start. New adventures, new ideas.
Being motivated is not easy especially in a time like this. Most of us are lockdown, away from friends and family, some not being able to work, some suffering from this horrible virus. It’s a time where really we feel we lost all hope.
Here are some ways that have helped me keep motivated and keep going even when I didn’t want to.
Write a list of goals you would like to achieve. Include a timeline to achieve them. Make sure to cross each goal off as you achieve it. This will give you the incentive to keep going as you achieve each goal you will be motivated to start the next
Talk to someone about your goals and get them to ask you about them. This helps motivate you because you know they will ask you, you will have to have something to show for your efforts.
Take up a craft or art or listen to music. By exploring your creative side this helps you relax and unwind. It gives you confidence and a sense of achievement. This in turn will motivate you to complete your goals and move on to the next one. This steps is an especially helpful one for me.
Give yourself an award for completing your goal. Once you have set your goal and completion date, set yourself an award for completing your goal. For instance once I finish writing that management report I will buy those new shoes I wanted. Setting rewards and rewarding yourself gives you the motivation to complete your goals knowing you will receive so in the end.
Eat well, get rest, do some exercise. Not eating properly or sleeping properly hinders your success rate. You will feel tired and defeated. This was a big factor for me. I was a big junk food addict. This left me feeling tired and feeling sick, in turn I had no energy to do anything. I switched to a low carb diet and started exercising. Now I can’t wait to get up and start getting things done. Sugar is a big factor in causing fatigue. You might get bursts of energy but then you will fall flat. A low GI diet will give you continuous energy through out the day and in turn this will make you be more productive.
Well the above points are all factors that have helped me. I hope they will be of help to you! Wishing you all a wonderful week ahead.
In today’s world there is so much going on. We feel pressured to be everywhere and be everything to everyone. I am guilty of this, feeling like I always have to be on top of things and do everything everyone wants otherwise I am not worthy of them.
The truth is, as humans, that is basically impossible. You cannot do everything, you will not ever please everyone. In this I have learnt to do what I can, with what I have. If someone is not pleased, well that someone needs to look at themselves because I did that best that I could with the resources I had.
Getting older has helped me develop this strategy. It’s true as you get older you basically wont give a….. Well you know how that saying goes.
Life shapes and moulds you, sometimes into ways you don’t want to be. You have to believe in yourself and be confident that you did the best you could. Its only when we are truly happy with ourselves that we can be truly free of the emotional chains others put on us.
I hope you all have a fabulous week and that it brings you all good things. Thank you again for reading my posts.