How to Stay Motivated When You Just Aren’t Feeling It?

Need some tools to keep you going throughout the week? I got you fam! Sometimes things come up and we just aren’t in the mood to handle business. Staying disciplined is key.

Success looks like an iceberg. What people see compared to the size of what really happens underneath the surface are completely different. To acquire this success, there are stepping stones in which you must cross; from having the vision, being motivated, determination, to having patience and committing to the effort to keep positive thinking focusing on your desire, self esteem, persistence and belief in your goals. So what are you waiting for? You got this!

What people may not realize is the hard work you put into getting to know yourself and practicing self love so that you may be successful. So I say, keep doing you. Make your moves in silence. Secure the bag.

We get 24 hours in a day. How you manage your time is entirely up to you. Are you going to spend you precious moments scrolling through social media or are you going to put your talents to use by investing in yourself and your health? Be proactive with your decisions in life. Plan, evaluate and take action. Acquiring some long term and short term goals can help achieve this. If you’re thinking where do I even start? Start here. Start right now.

If you often hear yourself saying, “One day,” then I suggest you take the necessary measures to turn that saying into “Day one.” Why wait? There’s no time like the present time! We often don’t realize the one thing standing in our way is us. Life is all about the journey, and not the destination. If you don’t appreciate where you are at now, how will you ever get to where you want to be?

What we can focus our attention on right now is practicing gratitude as it will attract more positives into our lives. Remember to also be patient with yourself, because greatness doesn’t come overnight. Even if you feel fear, have the courage to step forward and embrace it by using daily positive rituals to keep you focused on you. So what are you waiting for? Start today. Reset those bad habits.

First, think of a habit you want to change. Maybe your first instinct when you wake up is to grab your phone. You have to think, what does that give me? What feelings do I attach to this action? My first thoughts are usually family and work to make sure I’m not late to something. Instead, what I can replace this with is journaling and drinking a warm cup of tea. So, what’s my solution? I move my phone into the bathroom every night before I go to sleep.

The same concept can be applied to that critical self talk you fill your brain with. You really believe you’re getting that self control you’ve been yearning for, but maybe you just need to smile more. Try practicing humor and detachment by nicknaming your critic. Miss Jay Bae the Procrastinator in my head likes to think she runs this show. Ha! She thought… Remember to keep your friends close. They should be able to hold you accountable in your moments of unclarity.

Maybe for you, accountability looks like not sitting around waiting for opportunity to present itself. If you’re looking to increase your productivity and flow, try to incorporate walking or meetings into your week. Make sure to schedule as such. Your phone has an alarm and a calendar at your fingertips.

Lastly, if you’re the type of person who needs to unwinds with a glass or two of wine every night, you could try swapping it with a session of restorative yoga. Schedule a class at your local studio and remember to always be teachable.

You can and will be successful if you believe in yourself. It all starts with you!

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