Find 10 motivational tips for your every day life and say “Goodbye” to frustration!
Life consists of highs and lows. Even though both are a part of it, being stuck in a low can be very frustrating. In order to show you how to escape the demotivation and gain back your drive, our guest author Patrick from Tutor Space collected 10 motivation tips for your every day life. Follow these and say “Goodbye” to the frustration!
1. Find your Reason Why!
Being stuck in a low and finding yourself with no motivation often leaves your mind feeling very cluttered and confused.
What helps here is to take a step back and structure your thoughts. Try to identify your personal motives for different tasks. This way you avoid working towards nothing, and instead you have a clear motive in mind that will make you work on things because you truly want to.
2. Set specific Goals!
In order to avoid an aimless start into your day, you can set specific goals that you want to achieve.
While setting goals, you should remember that it helps to focus on the main points for that day. Really break it down to most important points. Be realistic and don’t put too much on your plate!
3. Plan your Day!
Planning your day can have a huge impact on your daily productivity! So take your time to figure out what you want to get done and write it all down onto a list.
That way, you create a guideline to look at when feeling overwhelmed.
4. Step by Step.
A to-do list is a great tool to help you, but you should be careful to not feel overwhelmed when looking at all the tasks you’ve written down.
Instead, you should take every task step by step. Do not think about everything that you listed as a to-do. Stay calm and focus on the task you are currently working on.
5. Get started!
After planning your day and setting your goals, you shouldn’t forget the most important step: “Get started!”
Of course, planning is a great tip, but sometimes you just have to get started with whatever you want to get done on to find your motivation during the process.
We often come up with a ton of reasons that keep us from doing something. The only solution to overcome these thoughts is to actually get started!
6. Don’t lose your Focus!
After hearing these different tips, you have already collected helpful strategies to improve your motivation. Now you should maintain your regained motivation by staying focused!
7. Balance is key!
The only way to maintain a motivated and productive workflow is to take frequent breaks. These breaks will help you recharge and keep a balance between working and relaxing.
Here are a few ideas:
- Go for a walk
- Do a quick workout
- Cook something nice
- Read a book
8. Change it up!
In order to keep things interesting, it is important to change up your routine every once in a while. By implementing new activities, you can keep your motivation high and prevent a potential low.
If you are a student, who is struggling with studying, maybe try out new study places, group studying or find a tutor, who can help you with your problems.
The possibilities are endless, no matter the situation.
9. Create a positive surrounding!
Our surrounding has a big influence on our state of mind. In order to maintain a positive and motivated attitude, we have to be aware of who and what we surround ourselves with on a daily basis.
So take some time to go through your social media and unfollow accounts that don’t benefit you in any way. Think about the people you surround yourself with and assess whether they are good for you and your well-being.
“Surround yourself with those conducive to you being your highest self.” (A.D. Posey)
10. Accept your situation.
It is great to work on the personal motivation, but sometimes you just do not feel like your best self, and that is okay. You have to accept that there will be times in which you will be able to give more and times during which you will have to take a step back.
We are human beings and not machines. Take your time to rest and start building up your motivation, when it is possible. The most important thing is, that you don’t lose yourself during those lows and slowly start working yourself back up again.
Last but not least …
Motivation comes and goes. The most important thing is that we don’t beat us up over that. There are a lot of things that one can do to gain back their lost motivation and get back into old habits.
By taking it step by step, you will soon overcome your low and be back to full strength.