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Years come and go. And everything is constantly changing.
I want you to reflect on where your life is right now… you’re either feeling motivated and prepared to make 2019 your best year ever or getting motivated is hard.
Maybe you’re feeling disheartened and depressed and struggling to find the motivation to get through the little moments remaining in this year, let alone thinking about the next one.
My guess is…if you’re feeling the second one you might decide to invest a little time in checking this post out.
But then on the other hand, because you believe you have all the motivation you need, you might decide to check it out anyway and learn some new tips to make 2019 truly your best year ever.
So here’s my secrets to getting motivated, because let’s face it staying motivated just through an entire day can be tough, right?
A resounding yes to that one!
Even though we want to live the best life possible, sometimes it’s just damned hard to put ourselves in the space of getting motivated to do all the things we know we really ought to do to live our best life.
You know things…like getting up early, exercising, meditating, reading books, and staying focused on our projects.
And to make matters worse, if you constantly find yourself projecting a negative mood, it’s pretty tough to achieve anything, let alone feel motivated.
So how can you inspire yourself to get going?
1. Feed your mind
I want to work out every single day. I really do.
The problem? I don’t always feel like doing it.
So here’s what I do, I’ll look for one great benefit for working out every single day.
I’ll hold that thought in my mind before going to sleep. So when I wake up the next morning, I’ll write down the things that came to my mind through the night.
Then I’ll make a conscious effort to work out for 20 minutes before starting my day. The key things are that you need to catch the negative thoughts going through your mind before they take over.
So if my mind is feeding me with reasons and excuses about why I should not work out this morning, I simply become aware of those negative thoughts and replace them with the benefits I thought about the night before.
Feeding your mind and replacing negative thoughts and excuses with positive ones is the key here.
2. Celebrate small victories
You might wonder why experts find the creativity to continue even if they’re working alone and the progress is slow.
The truth is, they know how to give themselves credit for every little thing they get done. And what if it’s a negative outcome? They still give themselves a reward by saying things like:
I tried my best. I almost got this one. I’ll reflect on what I didn’t do right and try again. I know I can make it happen.
The problem with most people is they’re too quick to complain and criticize themselves when things don’t go right.
Practice rewarding yourself in every little thing, no matter what the outcome. You can do this by doing whatever feels good to you at the time and is within your reach.
Things like a walk in the park, positive self-talk, eating your favorite meal, or whatever you feel like doing. Just do it.
Creating a positive experience through every process is the spark that will keep you motivated in 2019. And as an expert once mentioned, ‘a little spark can light an entire forest’.
3. Do what the pros do
Motivation is kind of like an unreliable friend, you can’t depend on him or her to show up at will.
You have to work it out, whether he or she shows up or not. You’ve got to learn how to become comfortable with the uncomfortable.
Just show up today. Do the work even if it’s only for 10 minutes.
Write 400 words, do some cardio, or go out for a walk.
You can’t imagine how much you can achieve within those ten minutes. And lest I forget, that can even be the little spark that gets you going.
All of a sudden, more ideas will flood into your mind and all you want to do is to accomplish all of them.
Don’t wait until 2019 to feel motivated.
Start working on it now by practicing getting motivated with any of these 3 ways.
Drop your bad habits, replace them with good ones, generate more clarity, plan your life, and show up no matter what.
And if you do this, don’t be surprised when motivation comes calling.