When we meditate on the word motivation and its meaning we realize that absolutely everything we do in our life has a motivation, this moves us and pushes us to develop and achieve all our projects, from the more simple and necessary like eat and sleep to our more beloved dreams and projects like studies, work, family, and love.
Sometimes stress, problems, apathy, laziness, or negativity overwhelm us and make us feel discouraged, when that happens don’t hesitate to take a break to clear your mind and identify why you feel discouraged, remember don’t allow the discouragement take over your mind and hinder your goals.
Therefore here are 6 ways to motivate yourself when you feel discouraged.
1- Refresh your Mind: a Priority
When you take care of yourself you be able to give the best of you to your goals, so when you feel discouraged, overwhelmed, and stressed do not hesitate to take a break and rest to boost your energy and clear your mind. Sometimes discouragement appears because we are just exhausted and stressed, relax and do something that you love, enjoy, and distracts such as listening to music, dancing, reading, doing some exercise, walking, watching a movie, going out with a friend, doing some volunteer work, meditate. Disconnect for a moment is essential to refresh and clear the mind and is the best way to control stress and boost your motivation, when you control your stress levels you increase your concentration levels and your cognitive skills improve, therefore your productivity also improves, besides that you see the problems from a better point of view.
Also, refresh your house
Our house is the place where we live the best moments of life, where we rest, we dream and where we find the energies and the inspiration that motivates us to go forward, so when you create a clean, cozy and welcoming atmosphere you feel also more relaxed, motivated, energetic and inspired.
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2- Remember your why
When you feel discouraged meditate again about why you want to reach this goal, what motivated you to begin, why is so important for you, and how can this goal change your life, if you want also write it and every time that you need your motivation back, you can read it again.
“When you feel like quitting think about why you started.”
3- Be Realistic
Sometimes we feel discouraged because our goal is not fully adjusted to reality, try to be practical and see things as they are, when you see the reality and you are practical, it is very difficult that you feel discouraged because you will be more aware about the challenges that you will have to face on and you will know better how to solve them.
“The Pessimist complains about the wind;
The optimist expects it to Change;
The realistic adjust the sails.”
William A. Ward
4- Celebrate your small wins
When you have a long-term goal it is very easy to feel discouraged because a long-term goals need a lot of patience, willpower, and discipline, a good trick to keep you motivated is to divide your goal into small goals because every win will be a dose of motivation.
Besides that nothing will make you feel more motivated and happy than begin to see results and celebrate them, don’t miss the opportunity to cheer you up every time that you have a little win (Remember that you are your best cheerleader).
Beginning to see the first results will give you the strength and the motivation that you need to go forward.
5- Stay positive
Always be Positive!
When you have a positive attitude, you are practical and you are also focused on your goal you have the key to keeping you motivated, and you feel positive because you go for your dreams with your feet on the ground and your eyes on the stars.
“Believe you can and you’re halfway there.”
6- Talk with a Professional
If you feel that none of these tips can help you due to the nature of your problems, do not hesitate to talk with a friend, family, or a health’s professional, who can help you to solve your problems.
Live and enjoy a more chic life.