Sunday, December 9, 2012

*** Why you should get motivated ***

Hi Everybody!

I hope all is well and that you are enjoying your weekend ;)

I have some great news to share. The last couple of weeks I have been living in a roller coaster. I got a new job in Sales & Marketing and it still feels like I am dreaming. Someone pinch me :P.. And it is not only because of the job subscription but more about the opportunities you can get  for working at this company and developing your business and personal grow. You know what they mean when they say that there is a right moment, time, place for everything and also meeting the right people. Well it is very much true because I have experience that. Only thing I can say is when you have a dream or goal(s) just go for it and do it, when you feel that everything is in balance.

The next fase is how to do this and where to start.... Well there are a few ways to do this. Just stick to your own plans and routine and look how other succesfull people do it.

I hope these 19 tips will push you in the right direction and give you a clear vision and lead you closer to your goal(s) & dreams... Enjoy reading! ;)

1. Start your day fresh & healthy
Everybody has there own way of waking up our starting out the day. But before you get out of bed, just first say THANK YOU and be grateful for starting a new day. Or you can just meditate for a few minutes. And don't forget to have a healthy breakfast. This is the most important meal of the day. It's your fuel to get you up and running.

2. Stay Active
When you have a sedentary lifestyle you will lead to a lack of energy, which will directly impact your level of motivation. Try to do something active each day. If you like walking go for a walk in the park or just stay at home, put your music on and just dance untill you have enough!

3. Make a list
Write down your tasks to accomplish! This is the only way to get anything done. Spread your work for the week over each of the five days. This way you don't burn out too quickly. When a task is finished just cross it off the list. This will make you feel so good! Just try to make one for the weekend  and even make a list that includes chores as cleaning the house or going to the Supermarket. Having these tasks also makes you stay on track ;)

4. Get More Sleep
When you’re sleepy, your energy level suffers. Try to get to bed earlier by turning off the TV and putting away the phone and Internet at a reasonable hour.

5. Have a Goal in Mind
What’s the point of working toward something if there’s nothing toward which to work? Easy just set goals! This is also easier to motivate yourself. If the goals are small and achievable it will be easier to motivate yourself to a higher level. Don't set the pace to high for yourself in the beginning.

6. Reward Yourself
To keep yourself motivated, promise yourself something special when you achieve your goal. This can be a nice dinner out with your love ones  or a new dress or shoes. Whatever it is, make it count but just don’t cheat.

7. Ask for Support
Keeping yourself accountable is tough, but bringing other people into the mix it's much easier. If you are having trouble with a topic or something you need help with ask a friend or colleague if they'd be willing to help keep you motivated for a short-term project. When you reward yourself at the end, perhaps you can invite your motivation buddy along as well.

8. Move Your Alarm Clock
It’s easy to hit the snooze button over and over and over. I have to admit this one has become a habit for me. Working progress people ;), but luckily there is always a solution. If you have trouble getting out of bed, put your alarm clock across the room. It will force you to get up and while you are up, you might as well get started on your day, right?!

9. Wake Up to Upbeat Music
We all have a special song that rocks our body. Just put on your favorite music and jam away to start your day with some good and positive energy.

10. Prepare the Night Before
Eat, pray and live these words. People under estimate this but being prepared is an essential component to motivation. The reason why? Because it cuts down on the anxiety you may feel when diving in. If you have small things that can be done in advance of a big workday, do them the night before. Writing things down can give you a clear head and a better view on the priorities and the rest.

11. Tell your Plans
Don't keep your plans for yourself. By letting everyone in your life know what you are up to and what you are doing, you will inherently feel responsible to stay motivated. You will feel the urge to complete and set your goals so you can share what you've accomplished with your friends and close ones.

12. What's your personal Mantra
You will need this one when you start your day and use it during the whole day and when you are feeling a little bit down. Spend some time thinking of a motivating mantra to keep you focused. These words will keep you moving in the right direction, when you feel like you are starting to lose focus.

13. Try to Do Less
Are your goals or tasks overwhelming? That can kill motivation instantly. If you feel like what you’re trying to accomplish is bigger than you, scale it back. Spread the tasks out over a few days if you have time and tackle each one in smaller spurts.

14. Reed inspirational and positive quotes
Sometimes you just need encouragement. I would say google these words and get that good vibe and focus to recharge your batery. There are lots of websites with these kind of quotes. They can make you feel better the second you read the message.

15. Start the Day Doing Something You Enjoy
If you’re looking at your to-do list and just can’t seem to muster the motivation to chip away at it, take an hour or so to do something that you enjoy instead. By getting in your head in a happy place, you’re putting yourself in a better situation to want to get down to business when you’re finished.

16. Set a Time Limit
A goal without a limit is like swimming around without having a straight direction where you are going and when you want to accomplish this. So what to do? Well that's easy. Just set a time limit. This will help you stay on track and have the urge that you can beat this.

17. Deconstruct Arduous Tasks
Break multifaceted tasks into smaller, more achievable goals that you can cross off more frequently.

18. Think of the End Result
There’s always a light at the end of the tunnel. Keep that finish line in the back of your mind the whole time, then think of how good it will feel when you reach it. You can do it!!!

19. Stay Positive
Last but not least stay & think positive. Negativity can eat you alive if you let it slip into your life. Don't let the little things get you down. Remember that they are just bumps in the road and they will make you a better person in the long run. You will reach your goals faster if you keep your chin up in the face of adversity. You are unique and special in your own kinda way remember that :)

I hope these tips will help you find a way to get and stay motivated but especially keep the focus. If you want to achieve something in your life you have to start with some basic and simple rules. Keep on track and just stick to it so that you can look back at what you can or have accomplished.

Are you ready to get motivated? Tell me how you do it. Please leave a comment below :)

Thanks for stopping by and reading my blog!

Be Good & Stay Positive ♥

xoxo Lindsay

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