If you are having trouble with keeping yourself motivated and are prone to procrastinating then what you need is a little guide that can help you stay motivated.
Motivation is not infinite we constantly need to fuel it with some tricks that can help us achieve what we want in life.
So, here are 5 ways you can motivate yourself and win the day!
Commit to Yourself
Committing yourself, and not to your boss, friends, spouse or anyone externally, and making a promise to yourself that you are going to win the day is one of the most vital things you can do in order to once and for all beat procrastination.
Beating procrastination will release you from all that feelings of guilt and you will stop blaming yourself for once again not doing what you planned. In order to stay motivated for whatever your path is takes a lot of commitment.
Committing to yourself means that you are making a promise to yourself that you can do everything you set your mind on and that no one can stop you in fulfilling your dreams, passion, project and so on.
But why is it important that you make that commitment to yourself and not to anyone else? Because you are the key to beating procrastination, not deadlines or your spouse’s opinion. You are the one who wants to achieve something and finding a strong enough reason to believe in yourself will make unstoppable.
Once you made yourself a promise that you are going to make it and to finally succeed in your endeavors you have to start working on that project. In the beginning, especially if you don’t know where to start, try to first break things down.
Breaking things down into small chunks of work, don’t necessarily feel like work. Let’s make an analogy with dishes. If you only have to wash one plate that’s not a big deal, but if you keep piling them up you are just going to look at them in despair and wish for them to just go away.
Sadly, they don’t go away and you are left with a big pile of (metaphorically speaking) dishes. So on whatever project you are working on writing it down and try to make a plan of action.
You can start with either something small or the toughest task you need to overcome. Whatever best works for you. If doing the toughest thing first seems to be too intimidating, start with something small and measurable.
Tell yourself that you are going to do that particular thing for 15minutes, or 3 times a week for some amount of time and again remember to commit to yourself. Once you start doing things regularly you will wonder how you ever lived before.
Don’t Fear Failure
The road to success and keeping yourself motivated is not an easy task and certainly doesn’t go in a straight line. There are plenty of ups and downs, curves and wrong turn, but in the end, it always pays off.
Which brings us to our point, failure at one point is inevitable, and that is why so many people have a problem with procrastinating. They have a deep fear rooted in them, the fear of rejection and not achieving what they imagined.
Things in our heads are much nicer than the outside world. The outside world is harsh and at times not a pretty pleasant place. But if we learn to gracefully fail and learn from that failure. You’ll only get better at what you do and learn valuable lessons.
If you never try because you fear what others might say, or you have a rooted belief you can’t do something unless it’s perfect, then your potential will go to waste and you will never find out just how much you can do!
Once we’ve accepted failure as a normal part and the road to success, we will look at it as just a natural process of life. And don’t be let yourself be fooled by what other people say and if they claim they never failed because frankly, they are lying.
Figure out Why You Are Doing Something
One of the key elements of keeping yourself motivated is by sitting down with yourself and asking yourself why you want something. People love to have a reason to do something they can’t just do stuff because they are told so. Well, they can, but that doesn’t mean that they are happy about it.
If you want to do something for yourself you know it is going to make your life better you need to understand what motivates you in the first place. And here we are not going to talk about if some motivators are good or bad, because that doesn’t matter.
There’s nothing wrong with being motivated by money or beauty (something society is always labeling as a bad motivator) because if that’s what makes you tick and get you out of bed, then that’s perfect!
But let these kinds of motivators be there to get you started in order to achieve something that is going to take a long time. You’ll need something measurable in the long run.
So, let’s say you want to get rich. Ask yourself what is money going to bring you that you don’t currently have and start planing. Just try to understand yourself and align your motivator with your values and your long term goal.
Make Each Day Count
Making each day count doesn’t mean that you have to give your max every single day. You are allowed to relax and have some fun, but you should always remember that once the fun is over you should start working on your goals.
Try to do something for yourself every day. So if you want to open a small business if you don’t have time or the energy that day to plan and strategize, listen to a podcast or watch a YouTube video that can help you accumulate some new knowledge.
Which is actually perfect because you don’t have to actually do anything. You can get yourself a cup of coffee, get cozied up in your blanket and listen to an informative podcast.
The key to keeping yourself motivated is to always in some way research and keep updated with the subject of interest. There are plenty of facebook groups as well that you can join in and start a conversation about any topic you are interested in and that way you will gain more knowledge.