Motivational Monday: Simple Ways To Motivate Yourself

It’s Monday.

Need I say more? Sometimes, especially after an amazing weekend it’s not always easy to get back to daily life mode (even though I have to say, since I am not working I haven’t been feeling that Monday feeling for a looong time, which is nice). Nevertheless, I also sometimes find it hard to motivate myself.

Hopefully some of the tips will help you out whenever you don’t feel super motivated.

Have a great week everyone!

  1. Kickstart Your Day – Plan out your day the day before. I like to look at my agenda in the evening and catch up on what lies ahead the next day so I can mentally prepare for it. Getting an organized start into your day will make you feel accomplished and motivated to take on the day.
  2. Celebrate the little wins – Say you’ve set yourself the goal to work out x amount of times this week or to finish a part of a project by a certain date. If you’ve managed to do it, you should be proud and happy about yourself and celebrate. Even if it seems like something little and unnecessary. Still, reward yourself (could be anything really from ordering that beauty product you’ve been eyeing for a while, a night out at your favorite restaurant etc., whatever floats your boat). I personally also do it and it keeps my motivation going and just makes you feel good about yourself. Don’t you want that? Yeeeees, you do.
  3. Surround yourself with inspirational people – One of the things that motivates me the most is talking to interesting people. They usually talk about interesting things, have inspiring thoughts, which in turn will make me think and motivates me. So. Surround yourself with interesting people, talk to your friends, colleagues or family members who challenge your thinking and keep you positive. Alternatively, you can find inspiration at talks, conferences, lectures by inspirational people, which is something that I enjoy a lot right now.
  4. Make time to think  – It sounds strange but once you’re running around like hamster in a wheel day in day out it takes extra effort to assign some time for you to just sit down and think and be alone with your thoughts without anyone interrupting you. It will give you the opportunity to reflect on what you want to do, which projects you want to take on next etc. Everything you do begins with a thought, and when you stop thinking you stop taking action. Take some time for yourself and see how your creativity will take off!
  5. Remember why – Sometimes motivation can fade as time goes on. Make a list of reasons why achieving your goals ist important to you, and keep it where you can see it (e.g. hang it up in your office or put it on your desk). Read it whenever you need a boost to get you going again!

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