Have you ever had a day where you plan on rocking yoga pants a tank and a messy bun and doing nothing?
Of course you have, because well, who hasn’t?
Have you ever had that day turn into two, three, maybe four?
Let’s be honest here. I am raising my hand, because I know this has happened to me. What happens when one day turns into more than one day. What happens to you find yourself on the couch binging Netflix.
I know what happens to me. It starts this cycle. It may not happen for everyone, but it happens to a lot of us. We get in a rut. We get unmotivated. We end up spending a ton of time doing unproductive things and then regretting the fact we didn’t get it finished. Does this sound like something you’ve experienced?
I would challenge you and say, probably at some point and time this has happened to you.
How do we get out of this rut? How do we stop the cycle from continuing to the point that looking at the things we have to do and becoming overwhelmed by it all? What is the secret to becoming motivated? The answer to these questions are actually a lot simpler than it may seem.
GET UP. GET MOVING. JUST DO IT!
Yeah. Really that is it.
Get a planner, a schedule and write down what you have to get done for the day, the week, the month the year.
Write it down. Keep the list somewhere where you can see it to keep yourself accountable.
Don’t make your lists so long, so unbearable and so unrealistic that you won’t get things finished. Give yourself one or two things a day to get done. See how you feel after getting those finished and go from there.
That’s the goal.
When we break things down into realistic smaller goals, we are more apt to get them finished. We don’t see the mound of dishes in the sink, we see one plate at a time. One plate isn’t hard to wash, but a mound of 20 can be overwhelming.
So the steps I want you to take when you are feeling unmotivated?
- Create a small daily list. It can be one, two or three things. Nothing major.
- Set a time to do them. Say at 10 O’clock I am going to put away 6 items of clothing.
- When you finish the goal you set, or don’t finish the goal you set, write down how you feel about it after. Whether it is in your phone, a journal or a computer, I want you to write down your feelings about what it was like to get it finished or not get it finished.
These steps are realistic, and transforming steps that anyone can do in their lives. It is time to make a change. A time to get motivated.