27 August 2019
Ways To Live A Motivated Life & Get All The Tasks Done
Over the past couple of weeks I've seriously lacking any motivation. Lacking motivation & inspiration is the worst feeling. Don't fear, I've got you covered! Here are a few tips that helped me get through those days so I could get back into the zone & get all the tasks done.
Change Your Phone & Desktop Background
We are constantly looking at our devices throughout the day so we might as well use it to our advantage. Change your lock screen to a pretty picture with a positive message so that you are reminded to stay focused, motivated & positive. For some, an adorable pet might also do the trick. Add little reminders of happiness on your phone & while you're at it, spread positive messages throughout your environment to remind you of the things you want to achieve. You could even try with some sticky notes on your bathroom mirror, desk space or anywhere else you find yourself looking at often.
Wake Up Early
As tempting as it is to sleep in until the last minute & then rush to get ready & out the door in the morning, making the effort to wake up a little bit early might just be thing you need to have a perfectly productive day. When you wake up earlier, you can create a more relaxing morning routine, have time to think about your day & the things you want to get done. You will feel so much more energised & motivated that you thank yourself later.
When I make time to have breakfast in the morning, I always feel more motivated to start my day off on the right foot. Light meals like smoothies or a bowl of fresh fruit is generally my go to but as long as you're getting something into your tummy then you're good to go.
Improve Your Atmosphere
Your environment is important to your wellbeing. To keep my environment & atmosphere feeling just right, I light candles, incense & spreading scents that I enjoy. Keeping your surroundings inspiring & comfortable will allow you to get a lot more done with less distractions. Cleaning might feel like that last thing you want to do but having a clean environment will really boost your motivation in other areas of life.
Listen To A Pumped Playlist
Music has the power to change your mood so blast some positive uplifting beats in the background to keep your mood positive & inspired. You can create your own or if you have Spotify you're able to search for playlists the are already created.
Give Yourself Break Times
Scheduling breaks for myself has never been something I've been great at but scheduling breaks into your workday ensure that you don't burn out. Giving yourself time off the computer means you can recharge & keep a fresh mind. This can apply to anything, be could be studying, writing or working in general. It's so important to give yourself time off to stretch, drink water or have a snack.
Create A Short Term Goal VS Long Term Goal To-Do List
This is a new concept to me but so far it's worked really well. I'm always keep to-do lists & there is something about the feeling of satisfaction we all get when crossing something off a to-do list. Take it a step further & create a categorical to-do list in which you would specify your daily goals versus weekly goals versus monthly goals. Sometimes there are things we cannot achieve in a day but we can always break it down into small pieces & when combined at the end of a period of time, become that big goal we had in the beginning. Take some time to recognise your aspirations & which of them you want to take more time to develop. In our hectic everyday lives we are used to instant gratification which leads us into frustration when some of the things we want don't happen immediately. Keep that frustration at bay with a categorical to-do list & there is nothing you can't do!