Staying motivated a month into the new year can be hard, those new years resolutions don't look so fun and exciting anymore. Add on a pandemic and our motivation is really out the window. But just because we are facing harder than normal challenges this year, we decided to reignite our motivation with some tips below.
1) Make Time For Things That Bring You Joy
If you are solely focusing on your work or goals, getting burnt out is likely to happen. Be sure that you make some time for things that make you happy each and every day. Mind you, these don't have to be huge ordeals, but little activities that make you smile. Some of ours include: - Reading a chapter of a book we enjoy (for pleasure not learning) - Setting a designated amount of time to scroll TikTok or other social media platforms. This tip is HUGE because it allows us to get our daily dose of social, but doesn't allow us to fall into a scrolling trap. - Treat yourself to a meal you enjoy. We like breakfast because we start our day off on a good note, or dinner because we end our day in a yummy way!
- Schedule time to do a hobby you love, like knitting or baking.
2) Find Sources Of Inspiration In a world where we are bombarded by messaging and images each and every day it can be hard to find inspiration through all the noise. Try cleansing your social media account to follow accounts that bring you joy. Have a playlist of funny or uplifting YouTube videos you can watch on a whim. Have a Pinterest board for things that inspire you; think quotes, ideas, recipes, outfits. Anything that puts a smile on your face.
3) Learn A New Skill (Or Brush Up On An Old One) Nothing says motivation like going back to school! Well, for some of us anyway... Learning a new skill or brushing up on an old one, is a great way to focus on the new. It keeps up motivated because we are learning and expanding our minds. There are online courses for literally anything under the sun, a quick Google search and you will be learning in no time!
4) Make It Visible Okay, we may have mentioned this before, but it's true seeing your goals front and center each and every day can keep you on your A-Game. Why? Because it is a constant reminder of what you want to achieve. Now, you don't need to spend 20 out of 24 hours a day on your goals, but as little as 1% each day can make a difference, that's 365% closer to your goal in 1 year.
How do you stay motivated?