Life has so many ups and downs that it might be hard to stay motivated all along. The first step is doing things you actually love so nothing feels like a burden. But you have to truly enjoy doing those things in order to stay constant. We know that might be hard to stick to, but luckily there are many little things we can do each day to stay focused on what we love. Check out these interesting ways to wake up motivated every single day.
1. I HAVE A… MEMO
Martin Luther King Jr. wasn’t the only one with a dream. Our minds spend hours daydreaming about goals we want to achieve in life, so a good way to remind us of that is by jotting them down. Seeing is believing: looking at your dreams written down in paper is a way to remind your mind about your dreams and keep you motivated.
2. BREAK. THINGS. DOWN.
With so much going on in our minds and so many things to do each day, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed and lose motivation. Long-term dreams are great, but start breaking down your goals into smaller objectives: they’ll be easier to achieve and you’ll feel satisfied every time you get things done. One day at a time.
3. DROP IT LIKE A SQUAT
It has been backed up by science that exercising regularly increases your dopamine levels, making you happier about yourself right after you drop a sweat. Make exercise a part of your routine and motivation will come alone.
4. ALL FUN AND GAMES
Life is not all about responsibilities and work. Give your mind a break and devote some me-time for having fun, going out and taking regular breaks. This will refresh your mind so you can keep motivation as good as new.
5. UN-SETTLE DOWN
Motivation’s worst enemy is your comfort zone. Don’t just settle for things: do what scares you, dare to try something new often, push your limits. This will help you see not everything is ordinary and life is worth living.
6. WHY SO SERIOUS?
Yes, we all have responsibilities, but life is so much more than that. Remember we’re not here forever, so live it up and take a moment to appreciate the smaller things in life. Don’t take everything so seriously.
7. SHARING IS MOTIVATING
We are social creatures and communication is part of our lives, whether we like it or not. With our busy routines, we might end up being too caught up in our own lives. Stop and take a moment to share your thoughts with your loved ones: feeling connected will keep your mind motivated.
8. DRESS TO IMPRESS. YOURSELF.
You might not always be up for dressing up and looking your best, but—oh boy—that would help! Try to find clothes that feel comfortable and make you look your best, even if you don’t feel that way just yet. Looking good will make you feel good, and a high-self-esteemed-you will want to grab life by the horns more easily.
9. MAKE LIFE A JOURNEY
Take short trips abroad often to keep you motivated throughout the year. Planning a journey will help you have a reward to look forward to and work harder for. On a budget? Be on the lookout for cheap flights and inexpensive apartments you can rent out.
10. LEARN SOMETHING NEW
It’s very important to always keep on improving yourself. Devoting some time each week to learn a new skill will not only add on extra value to your resume, but it also will increase your self-worth and self-confidence.