Motivation can be easy to have when you first begin a task, but it can also be easy to lose when you’re far into it. I remember being a kid and getting so excited for back to school season. My favorite item to purchase was a planner – if that doesn’t say something about my personality, then I don’t know what will. I don’t like making quick decisions and I certainly don’t love the unknown. Planners are great because it’s easy to set goals and visually see when you achieve them – it’s kind of like a mini celebration when you can cross something off your to-do list! However, if you’re like me and you set TONS of goals, you can quickly become overwhelmed and start losing motivation to achieve them. Here’s 5 ways to kick that lackadaisical spirit out of your system:
1. Set smaller, daily goals. Those huge goals stare your down and you can lose sight of the smaller things that need to be completed before you move on to the bigger things. Plus, more things to check off your list, I promise you’ll feel like a winner!
2. Only take on tasks that are working towards your goals. I’m such a “yes” girl. It’s actually one of my biggest faults. I always feel like saying “no” means I’m letting someone down, which is a huge fear of mine. I’ve learned to say “no” when I know something is going to cause unwanted distractions or stress. The key is saying “no” with grace. Don’t burn bridges when you decline opportunities.
3. Sleep. Sleep. Sleep. For me, sleep is my reset button. I’ve had a bad day? Sleep. I don’t feel great? Sleep. I feel chunky? Sleep. I’m hungry? Sleep. I’m full? Sleep. 🙂 My Granny always told me the cure for anything was a hot shower and good sleep. I believe it. I gain perspective after I’ve rested and it’s easier for me to see the big picture. Plus, when you have energy, you have motivation!
4. Believe in yourself. I know that’s cliché, but the key is actually believing in your goals. There are a few things I’ve started losing passion about over the last few years. I started second guessing my intelligence, worth, and abilities. Boy, do I have news for you – in the most humble way – I can do anything. It’s all a matter of believing in yourself. You were created to do the extraordinary not settle for the ordinary. Your worth is invaluable and believing you can do something half the battle. God says so.
5. Surround yourself with motivated people. No one will dampen your motivated heart faster than little Miss Debbie Downer. She loves to throw past failures in your face, remind you of everything you haven’t done, and tell you of all the things you can’t do. Debbie Downer is trash and you shouldn’t listen to her. Realistically, Miss Downer has a some heart issues when it comes to cheering on her friends. You have to separate her harsh words and the reality of the situation. You can do anything, my friend.
This sweater has been on repeat for me. I may or may not have worn it 3 days in a row. Whoops. It’s such a great material and the neckline is so darling. It’s long enough to cover your rump, but short enough to wear it tucked into jeans. I styled it with simple black jeans and my favorite pumps. You can shop these items as well as similar items below. Happy Monday!