We all need a jump start sometimes; something that gives you a jolt of energy to get off the couch and do something, no matter how spectacular or mundane. Unfortunately, there aren’t always inspiring speeches, movies, or songs that are going to do the trick to get us motivated. That’s when you have to rely on your most basic skill of all to get you up and move: yourself.
Now, self-motivation is hard. If it was easy, everyone would be achieving more, be in amazing physical condition, and be striving for new goals every day. Obviously, we aren’t all superhumans who can turn ourselves into motivation machines at the blink of an eye. The reality is, if we practice a few things every day that help us motivate ourselves, we will see a great improvement in our personal inspiration to be active, achieve more, and reach our goals.
Here are the 5 best ways to motivate yourself:
Good Ol’ To-Do Lists
Do this before you go to sleep for the next day, that way you wake up with an action plan and don’t forget what you were excited about accomplishing the day before.
Setting New Goals
Mix up your goals. If you have been trying to lose 5 lbs in a month, change your goal to being active 20 days this month. Shifting your perception of a goal may be the perfect kickstart to keep you motivated towards achieving it.
Form A Habit
If you are known for getting up in the morning and wasting a bunch of time, try to make a habit of doing something that helps you achieve your goal. Don’t forget to mark it off your calendar to keep you accountable.
Change Up Your Diet
There may be nothing wrong with your current diet, but changing up what you eat while trying to achieve something new may be the jolt your body needs to identify a major difference in mind and body function.
Positivity and encouragement is contagious. Don’t be afraid of spreading it, because doing so may just lead to you getting a case of the motivation yourself. Plus, helping others achieve their goals is rewarding for you, as well!