Sometimes we all need to work on being positive and motivated. We rarely see the “behind the scenes” of all these happy motivated people. Do they just miraculously bounce out of bed this way? Do you either “have it” or you don’t? Just like anything else - losing weight, staying healthy, accomplishing any goal - it’s easier for some people and it takes more effort for others. For most of us at least some of the time, we need to work on being positive and motivated. I can attest, I don’t always jump out of bed feeling fabulous. What can we do when we’re just not naturally feeling motivated and positive?
Know yourself and what motivates you. I have a couple of pandora stations that get me going almost instantly! Crank up your tunes while you get ready for work.Even when I don’t initially feel like listening to music, I pop on that station and it kicks me into high gear! A walk in the morning to get the blood flowing and the mind working is also something that helps get me motivated.
Take care of yourself. If you know that staying up late on a Netflix binge makes you feel lousy, stop doing it! Maybe you need to stop after that first or second glass of wine? Simply drinking plenty of water will affect how motivated you feel the next morning. Sometimes it takes a little discipline today to make sure you’ll feel good tomorrow.
Stay focused on what’s important to you in life. Vision boards can be a great way to do this. Put together what it is you want for your future. Make sure you include how you want to feel. Place it somewhere that you’ll see it daily. I put mine on the back of my bedroom door so I see it every morning and every night. Pause for a moment and feel what it’s going to be like to reach your goals. Smile and get going toward making the life you want to live!
What do you do to get yourself motivated and feeling positive? Leave your tips in the comments!