Hard days are no joke. We all pass through a phase when we are just not feeling it. Crawling out of bed and tackling the whole day ahead looks like a hard nut to crack. And to be honest, not every day brings us Saturday motivation, achievements, and joy. Finding that drive is just not easy.
At least, in my opinion, everyone needs a little boost and a hint of motivation in our everyday life.
Over the past few years, I’ve been dealing with severe depression causing zero motivation. To tackle the nerve-wracking situations, I have found some simple but effective strategies to keep myself motivated and away from depression. These tricks have worked for me, and I hope this will work for you too.
There are six of my favorite tips to keep oneself motivated every day.
Start your day with a look at your goals.
Most of the time, we established a goal, but life just gets in the way. Troubles, opinions, compliments, comments, either positive or negative, distract us from our original goals. In such situations, it is very important to stay on the right track. For that, the best practice is to have a look at your goals early in the morning. It will help you know what you have to achieve on that particular day. You better set up some milestones and work towards that one big goal.
Get started; don’t wait for a push.
It’s a bit confusing. We wait for motivation to get motivated. Strange, right?
Most of us, including the author, wait for motivation to achieve something bigger. Sometimes we feel it, and sometimes we don’t. But for progress, you have to get going consistently anyway. Instead of waiting for it, start working, and you will feel motivation is catching up on the way!
Dream big, start small.
Procrastination is the greatest enemy of Saturday motivation. Try keeping yourself away from it as much as you can. If you feel a project is too big for you to handle, breakdown in a series of teeny tiny steps. Like, if you have to complete an assignment, don’t leave it for the eleventh hour. Rather, divided it into multiple segments and start moving forward.
Remember, it doesn’t matter whether you are reaching your goal a mile or a footstep a day. Progress is important, and you are nailing it. (pat yourself on the back!)
Avoid daily distractions
Do you know why we feel Saturday motivation? What makes us excited for the weekend?
Yep, you got it right. It’s fun and relaxation, duh.
We don’t feel Saturday motivation on normal days because our surroundings are easily distracted, and it becomes super hard to focus.
So, for steady progress, shut your door. Put the phone on silent mode and keep it away from your reach for a while. Avoid all the other thoughts and get yourself back on track.
Go out in nature
Few things in life give me this much motivation to get up and prove myself again. Nature has its unique way of nourishing your energy. It soothes the soul. Absorb this energy.
Go out in nature, pick a spot, a visualize the beauty in front of you. Breath in the fresh air, enjoy and live in the moment. You deserve this.